Appeal for information following vehicle theft in Allerton
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We are appealing for information following a car theft in Allerton yesterday, Monday 11 April.
At around 10.05am we received a report that a blue Hyundai had been stolen from outside Booker Avenue Post Office on Holmfield Road.
It was reported that the female driver of the car parked on Holmfield Road and briefly left her vehicle to post a letter. An unknown male dressed in dark clothing then got into the car.
The victim then attempted to drag the male out of the vehicle, but he made off in the vehicle, knocking the victim to the ground.
Officers attended and searched the area but the vehicle could not be located.
The victim did not report any injuries.
CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact police.
Inspector Paul Rannard said: "The theft of any vehicle is a despicable offence which has the potential to leave the rightful owner without means of getting to work, to shop and to enjoy their day to day lives.
"It was only by sheer good fortune that the victim was not injured during this incident and we’re aware of video footage circulating online. I know that the vast majority of people in our community will be appalled when watching this and I urge them to help us trace the person responsible so that we can bring them to justice.
"Anybody who was in the Booker Avenue area yesterday morning who witnessed anything or who has any information then please let us know.
“Similarly if you were driving in the area and have dashcam footage, please review it and let us know if you see a blue Hyundai being or anything or anyone suspicious. All information you hold could be vital to our enquiries.
“Finally I would urge everyone to be vigilant and lock your vehicle when parked so it can’t be taken by opportunistic thieves. You can find more information and advice around stopping vehicle theft on our website.”
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook with reference 22000247479.