Man tells of carjacking terror

A MAN has today spoken of the terrifying moment his £25,000 car was hijacked at knifepoint.

Neil Puffett

A MAN has today spoken of the terrifying moment his £25,000 car was hijacked at knifepoint.

The 27-year-old man, who does not wish to be named, had parked in a lay-by on The Street, Wherstead to have a cigarette at around 1.30pm on Monday.

Moments later a man got out of a black Honda Civic, pulled out a knife, and demanded he hand over the keys to his Subaru Impreza.

The victim said: “It was a big enough knife for me to worry.

“It happened so quickly.

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“I was daydreaming about buying something for my girlfriend when I had a blade flashed in front of me.

“Instantaneously I was scared but not a huge amount because it all happened in the space of a few seconds.

“I just said please don't hurt me or damage the car.”

The accomplice in the Honda Civic and the carjacker in the Subaru Impreza drove off from the scene towards the A137.

The man who stole the car is described as white, in his late 20s to mid 30s, of slim build, between 5ft 11ins and 6ft 1in, 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.

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.