Thief steals car as driver is ambushed

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A MOTORIST was pushed to the ground and robbed of his car keys by a thief who then drove off in his vehicle.

The 31-year-old had just parked his Volkswagen Golf on Wesley Avenue, Swallownest, when he was ambushed as he got out of his car.

Detective Constable Gary Luckock said: “This happened on a residential street and I would like to speak to anyone who may have been looking out of their windows that evening and saw either someone acting suspiciously, or witnessed the incident as it happened.

“The black VW Golf has not yet been recovered and if anyone has any information as to where this 04-plate vehicle is, or thinks they know who may have taken it, they should call us straight away.”

Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident at 9.45pm on Thursday, August 11, should call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 220 2020 and quote reference C/78214/2011.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555 111.