Car stolen in robbery found burnt out

A CAR stolen in a violent robbery was found partially burnt out in Northaw.

A 22-year-old man was punched in the face and had his car stolen in the attack, in the early hours of Tuesday last week.

The victim parked his car outside the Tesco Express in High Street, Waltham Cross, at 12.10am to use the cashpoint.

While at the ATM, he was attacked by the hooded thug, who punched him in the face and took his car keys.

The robber then fled in the victim’s car, a silver Audi A3 convertible, in the direction of Monarch’s Way. The car was found abandoned, having been set alight, in bushes along Carbone Hill, Northaw, later in the morning.

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The victim, from Waltham Cross, suffered cuts and bruising to his face.

Police described the suspect as a white man, 5ft 11ins tall and of slim build.

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He was wearing black jogging bottoms and a hooded jumper with a black scarf covering his face.

Pc Ciaran Andrews said: “We believe that two cars drove past while the offence was occurring and I would like to appeal for the drivers or the passengers of these vehicles to contact police.

“I’d also like to hear from any residents of the High Street who believes they may have seen the offender prior to or while the offence was occurring.”

Police also appealed for anyone who saw the car being abandoned in Northaw to get in touch.

Anyone with information should call Pc Ciaran Andrews on 0845 33 00 222.

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