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Elderly couple have car stolen from their Finchampstead driveway

Published: 15 May 2013 13:450 comments

A CAR has been stolen from an elderly couple's driveway in Finchampstead.

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The incident took place in Roycroft Lane at about 11am on Saturday.

Two men approached a house and asked the owner if they could take his car which was parked on the driveway.

One of the men went inside the house and took the registration documents from a drawer before leaving with the vehicle. No offer of payment was made for the vehicle.

The car is a silver, Vauxhall Cavalier, M528 SVT. It is dull in colour with a missing nearside wing mirror.

The men were both white.

The first man is in his forties, around 6ft 4ins, heavy build with short dark hair. He was wearing dark clothing. He gave his name as either Tom or Tony.

The second man is younger, 6ft, slim with short brown hair. He was wearing dark clothing and had a silver aluminium crutch with a plastic grip at the top.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crime.

PC Jon Turner-Evans from Loddon Valley police station, said: "I would like to appeal directly to the two men involved.

"I suspect this was a miscommunication between them and the elderly couple as the owners thought these two men were from a local garage that had come to pick up the car as it was booked into the garage on (14/5)

"They would not have let them take the car had they known they were not.

"I would also ask local garages and scrap dealers to look out for this vehicle and to contact me with any information."

Anyone with any information about this car should contact PC Jon Turner-Evans of Loddon Valley police station via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Line on 101.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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