Car crims will nick anything

Car thieves steal the strangest things, it seems. A survey by insurer Admiral showed some of the barmy goods that desperate – or just plain stupid – criminals had stolen from vehicles.

These included cat flaps, dog food, sandwiches, knickers and even celery.

Stereos and CDs were the most commonly stolen items, followed by sat navs, iPods and MP3 players.

But drivers also reported pyjamas, wetsuits, scented candles and boxing gloves had been pilfered by light-fingered crooks.

Even Admiral was baffled by some of the claims submitted by drivers. “Quite why someone would leave some of these things in their car or want to claim for them is a mystery,” the insurer’s managing director Sue Longthorn told The Sun.