August 29, 2008
Pensioner Attacked By Car Thief
By BEN ROSSINGTON
A PENSIONER was recovering at home today after he was pushed to the ground by a car thief.The 75-year-old victim was said to be extremely shaken after yesterday's attack.
He was driving his blue Ford Focus along Thingwall Hall Drive, Broadgreen, at around 11.30am when he heard a loud bang as something hit his car.
He pulled over and got out leaving the keys in the ignition and the engine running.
As he looked for any signs of damage the car thief pushed past, sending him sprawling to the floor.
The thief jumped in the driver's seat and sped off.
Police today appealed for witnesses to come.
They have yet to recover the pensioner's car.
Det Con Andy Bason, of Merseyside police said: "This was a violent and unprovoked attack on a retired man.
"It took place on a busy thoroughfare and we are anxious to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident.
"I believe this man was waiting in the area looking for an opportunity to commit this offence, and I urge members of the public to contact us should they have any information regarding the incident as it is important that this offender be identified and brought to justice.
"The victim was left very shaken butwas uninjured."
The thief was described as white, in his late teens or early twenties, 5ft 7in to 5ft 8in tall, of average build with short dark hair.
He was wearing a navy blue baseball cap, dark trousers, jacket and trainers.
Anyone with information should contact Merseyside police on 0151 777 6465 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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