/ Police investigating armed car robbery

Police are investigating after a man had his car stolen by men armed with weapons in Hyde.

At midnight on Sunday 9 April 2017 the victim, a 30-year-old man, was in his car on Werneth Low Road when a dark Vauxhall car drove past.

Two men then got out of the car, approached the victim, and threatened him with a baseball bat and a knife, demanding that he hand his keys over. One of the men struck him with the knife and they both fled in the victim’s car, a grey BMW  X1, followed by the Vauxhall.

The BMW was located on Waterside Court, Hattersley a short time later and a 31-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of robbery and handling stolen goods. She has been released under investigation.  

The victim sustained a minor cut to his torso.

Police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

One man is described as white, 28-29-years-old, of slim build, and 5ft 11in – 6ft 1in tall. He was described as having his hood up on a blue hooded top and was wearing a dark scarf, and was carrying a knife with a wooden handle.

The second man is described as white, 24-29-years-old, of slim build, and 5ft 7in tall. He was wearing shorts, a red scarf, and a light coloured hooded top with the hood up and was armed with a baseball bat.

Detective Constable Wayne Marshall of GMP’s Tameside Borough said: “A man was threatened at knifepoint and his car stolen, so it is imperative that we catch the people that did this.

“If you saw any of the cars describes in the area at that time, or you have any information about who is behind this, please get in touch with police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 9309, 101 quoting incident number 14 of 09/04/2017. You can also contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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