Police launched a new appeal seven months after the thief slashed the tires of the driver’s car

Police have issued a new appeal after a distraction theft in which the victim’s car tires were slashed and cash stolen. The investigation into the Stratford incident is almost into its seventh month.

It happened in Rother Street at 1.20pm on October 27 and the victim reported that money and a mobile phone were stolen from her car after a suspect distracted her by kicking her car tyre. At the time, police said the victim was left shaken and investigating officers say witnesses remain key.

PC Bunting from Warwickshire Police said: “We have made some significant developments with this investigation based on our CCTV appeal. We are still keen to speak to anyone with information that could help with our enquiries. There were quite a few people who went to assist the victim following the theft and I would ask any of these people who have not yet spoken to the police or anyone else who witnessed the incident to get in touch.

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“I appreciate the incident happened some time ago, but any information, however small, could be vital in helping us bring the offenders to justice.”

Any witnesses or those with information should contact police via the Tell Us Something You Saw or Heard section of the Warwickshire Police website or call 101 quoting incident number 153 of 27 October 2033. Details can also be forwarded to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800. 555 111.

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