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Witness appeal after car jacking in Leamington Spa

Investigating officers are appealing for information in connection with a car jacking in the Leamington Spa area.

The incident took place between 1.15pm and 1.20pm on Tuesday 10 October on Lillington Road.

The victim, a woman in her 50s, had arrived at her home address when she had her car keys and red Porsche Macan stolen.

It is reported that on her arrival home she had parked on the drive and opened the boot to remove shopping, whilst walking to the front door she has noticed a man appear behind her, he has used force to pull the keys from her grasp. The offender has then got into the vehicle and driven north towards either Lime Avenue and Sandy Lane.

The offender is described as a man, mixed race, 6ft in height, athletic build. He had been wearing all black clothing with a black balaclava covering his face.

Detective Inspector Tim Sharp of Warwickshire Police, said: "We are taking this incident incredibly seriously as the car was taken by force from the victim in a calculated way.

"This was a terrifying ordeal for the woman and it is only fortunate that she wasn't hurt.

"At the time of the vehicle being taken, the car boot had been open, we are therefore appealing to anyone who may have seen this very distinctive vehicle around the times stated, especially the direction of travel from Lillington Road.

"Also if you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area prior to the incident, I would urge you to get in touch as a matter of urgency."

"I would like to remind those with high value vehicles to remain vigilant at all times, and to report any suspicious activity to police by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency."

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 189 of 10 October 2017. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Issued: 2.38pm, Wednesday 11 October 2017, Kieren Bodill, Corporate Communications

 

Published 11/10/17