Car stolen during robbery in supermarket car park in Lutterworth
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Officers are appealing for public help after a car was stolen during a robbery in Waitrose car park in Lutterworth yesterday evening (Monday 20 March).
The 56-year-old victim had parked his car when he was approached from behind by two men who threatened him with a knife and demanded his car keys. The victim tried to run towards the entrance to the supermarket but was pushed to the ground.
The suspects then grabbed the car keys and drove off at speed with the black Audi S3 out of the car park on to Leicester Road in convoy with a black Mini Cooper, which it’s believed was also involved in the incident.
A car belonging to a member of the public was also damaged by the suspects when they drove off.
The victim sustained injuries to his hand, stomach and leg during the incident but didn’t require hospital treatment.
The incident took place between 4.15pm and 4.25pm and the Audi was last seen in Hardwicke Close in Narborough around 4.45pm. From enquiries conducted so far it’s believed the cars travelled through Dunton Bassett and Cosby on the way to Narborough.
One of the suspects has been described as being either of dual heritage appearance or having a tanned complexion, in his early 20s, about 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build with short black stubble. He was wearing a blue tracksuit and a striped scarf around his neck.
The second suspect has been described as being white, in his late teens, about 5ft 6ins tall and of slim build, he was also wearing a blue tracksuit. When the suspects made off in the cars they wore face coverings.
PC Georgina Adams is the investigating officer, she said: “We know there were a number of people in the area when the incident occurred and we would urge anyone who hasn’t already spoken with officers to come forward.
“We would also like to speak to anyone who may have captured some footage of the incident or the vehicles driving off on their phones or on dashcams. Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help with our enquiries.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 597 Adams on 101 or via www.leics.police.uk, quoting crime number 23*169906.