Woman Assaulted By A Man Who Got In Her Car

24 February 2013, 10:20 | Updated: 24 February 2013, 10:27

A woman has been assaulted in Dunstable after a man got in her car at a petrol station.

She was leaving the forecourt of the Shell Petrol Station in Poynters Road just before 7 o'clock on Thursday when the man opened the  passenger door.
The man forced the woman, who is in her late 20s, oo drive to Tomlinson Avenue where the assault took place.
She made her way to her family home from where she contacted the police.
The man is described as being of medium build and wearing a dark hoodie with the hood up and pulled tight across his face.
Detective Inspector Ruth Dodsworth of the Major Crime Unit is advising motorists to ensure their car doors are locked when they are sitting in their vehicles and is keen to trace anyone who saw the man in the Poynters Road area or saw a black 4x4 type car parked in Tomlinson Avenue.
DI Dodsworth said: 
"This is a devastating experience for this lady to have to deal with and she is receiving support from her family and specialist officers at this time.
"We believe this is an isolated incident but to ensure people's safety we would advise motorists to be on their guard and lock their car doors when they are sitting in their vehicles.
"We have spoken with another woman who we believe was approached by this man shortly before this incident, she had her car door locked so he was unable to gain entry to her vehicle. 
"I would urge anyone who may have also been approached by a man matching this description to contact the police immediately. 
"I would also like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone who saw the man get in to a black 4x4 type car or saw this car parked in Tomlinson Avenue to also contact the police as soon as possible."