Volkswagen stolen in Letchworth after motorist ‘momentarily leaves it’ while parked

A motorist had her car stolen in Letchworth on Monday after she momentarily left it while parked an

A motorist had her car stolen in Letchworth on Monday after she momentarily left it while parked and police have today appealed for witnesses. - Credit: Archant

A motorist had her car stolen in Letchworth on Monday after she ‘momentarily left it’ while parked – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

The robbery happened shortly after 2pm, when the woman parked her 2012 plate black Volkswagen Tiguan in Icknield Way, by the junction with Cromwell Road.

A man approached her, jumped into the car after she ‘momentarily left it’ and then – despite the woman’s attempts to stop him – drove off at speed along Works Road towards Baldock.

The man is described as having a ‘chunky’ build, and was wearing a white tracksuit and sky blue puffa jacket.

Det Con Ben Gower, from the local crime unit at Hitchin police station, said: “It is believed a woman was walking with some young children in the area at the time of the incident and may have witnessed what happened. I would ask her to make contact with me on 01438 757535. I’d also ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch.”

Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area around the time stated, or has any further information that could assist the investigation, should call police on 101, quoting crime reference number G2/17/196.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.