Hunt for knife-wielding carjackers

POLICE are today appealing for help to catch robbers who stole a man's car at knifepoint in Wherstead.

POLICE are today appealing for help to catch robbers who stole a man's car at knifepoint in Wherstead.

The male victim had parked in a lay-by on The Street to have a cigarette at around 1.30pm yesterday when the attack happened.

A black Honda Civic drove past and returned a minute later when a man got out of the vehicle, held a knife and demanded the driver hand over his keys. The driver complied and the cars drove off towards the A137.

The offender who stole the car, a blue Subaru Impreza, is described as white, in his late 20s to mid 30s, of slim build,


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between 5 foot 11 inches and 6ft 1ins tall, with short dark brown or black hair and stubble.

He was wearing a dark blue baseball cap, a faded black t-shirt, a dark blue jacket, dark jeans and black boots. He spoke with an eastern European accent.

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The Honda driver is described as a white male and was wearing a cream-coloured hooded top with the hood up and a light brown baseball cap.

The offenders' vehicle was a black N-registration Honda Civic, with dull paintwork and a grey interior. It had a loud exhaust and a square rear number plate.

The Subaru is registration EY07 MTO and is a limited edition GB270 model.

Police want to hear from anyone who was driving in the Wherstead area at the time, or who may have seen either vehicle following the robbery.

Anyone with information should call Ds Andrew Smethurst at Hadleigh CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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