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Troubling incidents. Witness appeal following 2 car robberies; thieves took car drivers also: 1 am, 4 May 2022


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Witness appeal following Southampton car robberies

These are a couple of really troubling incidents.

Courtesy of Hampshire Alert/Hampshire Police:

Did you witness cars being stolen in Southampton at around 1 am on 4 May?

A group of men stole a turquoise Audi A1 (69 plate) from Cemetery Lane and a black Jaguar F-PACE v6 (12 plate) from Alma Road while the drivers were inside the vehicles.

They asked both drivers to get out of their vehicles and then drove off with them. The driver of the Audi A1 also had his phone and wallet stolen.

Chief Inspector Ricky Dhanda, deputy district commander for Southampton, said: “This is a worrying incident which has caused distress to the owners of the vehicles.

“We have stepped up patrols in the area and will ensure extra resources are in place in response to these robberies.

“Our officers are working hard to locate those involved and reunite the vehicles with their owners, and we are asking you to help us.”

Were you in the area? Did you see a group of men acting suspiciously?

Do you have dash-cam or CCTV footage of the incidents?

Please call us on 101 or report online with any information you may have, quoting the reference number 44220174016.