Black BMW stolen in Stevenage burglary and driven into police car

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Detectives are appealing for information after a black BMW was stolen in Stevenage and driven into a police car.

The 118M sport was taken from a home in Hardwick Close at about 2.20am after thieves broke into the house and took the keys and a handbag.

It was then driven to High Road in Ware where the crooks tried to break into another property.

Police caught them in the act but the thieves still managed to drive away.

The car was later seen near Tonwell on the A602 and it is believed the vehicle was deliberately driven into a police car before driving off again.

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No officers were hurt.

Det Sgt Stuart Murrell is investigating. He said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the Hardwick Close area of Stevenage and saw the car leave the scene and travel to High Cross and Tonwell on the A602 to contact me with information.

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“As this vehicle collided with the police car we believe there will be damage to the rear and I would like to hear from anyone who may have seen a vehicle like this since last night either being driven or abandoned, or anyone who may have been asked to repair the damage to contact police via 101.”

If you would rather not give your name you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime reference number E1/15/790.

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