Prescot Car Theft: Information Wanted

By on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

suspect2Merseyside Police want information after a car was stolen by someone pretending to be a police officer.

A man contacted a Prescot garage on Thursday 2 October 2014, saying that he was a policeman and wanted to buy a Ford Focus he’d seen advertised for sale.

The salesperson arrived at some flats next door to the police station at around 2.35pm, where the suspect was waiting next to a Vauxhall Corsa. He asked to take the Ford vehicle to the police station, where someone would check it over.

He drove away in the car and didn’t return.

“The offender posed as a police officer and claimed he wanted to part exchange the Corsa for the Ford Focus Titanium, which was white and had a Vehicle Registration of ML13 VZB,” said Detective Inspector Andy Milligan.

suspect1“Our investigation quickly established that the Corsa which was left behind had been stolen in February 2014 but the Focus has still not been recovered.

“As part of our inquiries, we have now issued pictures of a man who we believe may have important information which could help with our investigation.

“I would appeal to him, or anyone who recognises him, to get in touch with us as soon as possible. I’d also urge anyone who has seen the missing Ford Focus or knows of its whereabouts to contact us.”

People with information can call detectives in Kirkby CID on 0151 777 6567 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Images: Reflection of the suspected offender in a car window

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