Attempted Car Theft

20 September 2012, 12:46 | Updated: 20 September 2012, 13:07

Police are trying to find people who saw two men try to rob a driver of his car in Milton Keynes by threatening him with a gun.

The attempted robbery happened in Farthing Grove, Netherfield shortly after 5pm on Tuesday 18 September 2012.

The victim, a 29-year-old man, was in a cafe when he was approached by two men who asked him for his car keys. They threatened the victim with what he believes to have been a handgun and took the keys.

The offenders then got into the blue Audi A4 and when the victim tried to stop them he was hit on the head. The offenders then ran off on foot.

One of the men is described as black, 6ft, of a heavy build, in his mid thirties with a shaven head. The other man is also black, but with lighter skin, well built, 5ft 10ins and was wearing fingerless gloves.

Det Con Darren Street, who is investigating the incident, said: ”This was clearly a very frightening incident for the victim, but fortunately he was not injured in the attack.

“This happened in a busy area and I am sure that there must have been people about who can help us with our investigation.”

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Det Con Street at Milton Keynes CID via the non-emergency number 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