A PAIR of burglars used a blow torch to break into a couple's home to steal a car - and then used it again to defrost the windscreen so they could get away in it!

The duo struck just after 4am on a frosty Wednesday morning in Byland Grove, Allerton, targeting an Audi S3 Quattro 310BHP worth £30,000.

The home CCTV shows them burning out the lock of the home's front door and they then took the keys to drive the car away.

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But they didn't get very far - one of the raiders is heard on dashcam footage telling his mate the windscreen was too iced up and just down the road a neighbour's CCTV caught the mate getting out of the car with his blow torch to defrost it, playing the flame across the glass.

Car owner Taira Abdul-Khaliq, 41, said they knew exactly what they were doing to break into the house by torching the front door and that Crime Scene Investigators had found nothing.

The pair had their faces covered but she said the dashcam footage revealed that they sounded Asian with local accents.

And the school teacher said the footage of them de-icing the car looked like a scene out of a Laurel and Hardy film.

Mrs Abdul-Khaliq said the car keys had been left on the stairs so if she was burgled the raiders did not have to go upstairs and threaten them or ask them for them.

"The police said I did everything right. Everything was secure."

She said the Audi was her pride and joy, in Daytona grey with rims and high specification items.

"It was a beauty, a rare one.

"I work so hard. Everything I have I put into the car.

"I'm fully insured but it's targetting people.

"I know it's gone and been stripped. I don't want it any more.

"Somebody knows who they are. I want them caught."

The raiders also took her husband's wallet and watch.

The school teacher posted on Facebook about the incident and said she was heartened by the response from friends and strangers.

She said: "I'm overwhelmed by the amount of support I've got. I've been messaged by people from all communities."

She said people had come up to her in the neighbourhood to say they were sorry.

The burglars are believed to have arrived in the street in an Audi just before 4am.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 13190053577. Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.