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Police seek car used in attempted metal theft

Police are appealing for the public’s helping tracing a distinctive car that is being linked to an attempted theft of metal in Witney in the early hours of Friday (21/11).

At 3.10am, a workman who lives in Manor Road heard someone tampering with his van, which was parked outside his house. He went out to find a group of youths attempting to take the copper piping that was stored in a locked tube on top of his van.

They immediately ran off and drove away in a distinctive customised VW Polo. It was silver or purple, with a large exhaust pipe, an open tailgate and a blue neon light in the boot.

PC Matt Gorman, West Oxfordshire’s Auto-crime Co-ordinator, said: “I am hoping that someone will recognise the description of this unique-sounding car. It could help us clear up this attempted theft and perhaps others. If you do know who owns this car, then please get in touch.”

PC Gorman can be contacted via the Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505.

If you don’t want to talk to police and don’t want to leave your name, call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Posted : 25/11/2008 16:34:39

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