Police are hunting a daring, futuristic thief who robbed a grocery store without ever setting foot inside.
The man was seen on CCTV stealing a multi-pack of energy drink Lucozade, while riding a fluorescent blue hoverboard.
The suspect entered the store in Mitcham, London on a self-balancing scooter, before gliding out moments later carrying a crate of bottles.
CCTV captured the incident on September 6, but detectives only launched the appeal to identify the thief Thursday.
“He entered the store at 21:43 hours and took a crate of Lucozade from the drinks aisle, making off without making payment,” said the Metropolitan police in a statement.
The suspect is described as a black man wearing a gray tracksuit.
Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service declared the use of hoverboards on public roads and footpaths illegal in October, after the incident occurred.
The two-wheeled, self-balancing scooters are controlled by a rider’s shifting weight.
According to UK guidelines, self-balancing scooters are too dangerous to ride on the sidewalk and too unsafe to use on the road.
— MPS Specials (@MPSSpecials) October 11, 2015
They have also been outlawed in New York.