Huntingdon: Car Stolen From Forecourt

26 April 2012, 12:18 | Updated: 26 April 2012, 12:33

A police investigation has started after a brand new car was stolen from a garage forecourt in Huntingdon.

The red Vauxhall Corsa [similar to the vehicle pictured - right] was taken from Murketts in Stukeley Road just after 1pm on Sunday 22nd April.

Police believe a man and a young woman inquired about the car on the afternoon of Thursday 19th April, when they managed to take the ignition key and swap it with a dummy key.

Then, according to Police, a woman entered the showroom on Sunday and distracted the receptionist by asking about some leaflets while a man got into the Corsa and drove away.

The man and woman from the incident on Thursday drove a silver Mercedes coupe. 

The man was white, about 5'10" or 5'11", slim, with light brown, thinning hair and wore a grey jacket with epaulettes on the shoulders, blue jeans and brown shoes.

The woman was white, 18 to 20, about 5'5", chubby, with fair hair in a ponytail.

She was wearing a black and white coat and dark trousers.

The woman who distracted the receptionist on Sunday was blonde and wore a black coat, light blue jeans and was talking on a mobile phone.

Police say they do not know whether the man and woman from the Thursday incident were same as those in the Sunday theft.

PC James Bowen, who is investigating, said: "I would like to speak to anyone who saw the man and woman on the Thursday at around 3.30pm, who came and left in a silver Mercedes coupe, or the man and woman from the Sunday. 

They wore dark clothing and walked along Ermine Street and Stukeley Road from the direction of Dunelm at about 1pm on Sunday.

I would be particularly interested to talk to a couple, who drove a red Vauxhall Astra, who were near the entrance of Murketts and may have seen the vehicle being stolen."

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Bowen on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.