Eyewitness account of Stotfold car theft

AN EYEWITNESS has come forward after two men stole a car and drove off, almost knocking down young children near a nursery.

The incident took place in Mulberry Close, Stotfold, on Wednesday, May 9, at about 3.50pm, when the driver of a silver 59 registered Vauxhall Corsa left his vehicle unlocked, with the keys in the ignition, to post a letter in a letterbox which was just metres from his car.

Two men in hooded tops got into the car and drove off at speed.

The witness, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “I was parked up in the car park when I saw two suspicious looking men jump into the car.

“The driver wheel spun the car and did a three-point turn, almost knocking over the owner of the car, and reversed with no care.

“My first reaction was to see if the owner was okay as he had almost been hit by the driver.

“It was a very busy time, with parents picking up their children from the nursery. Had the driver hit someone in the road, they could have been killed or seriously injured.

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“It is quite shocking to think that this sort of thing happens in a neighbourhood like this. It has made me think twice about looking after personal possessions and it has certainly been a wake up call.”

If you have any information about the incident, call Bedfordshire Police on 101, quoting crime reference number JD/16322/2012, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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