Robbers threaten driver with knife before stealing car outside Lutterworth supermarket - The Rugby Observer

Robbers threaten driver with knife before stealing car outside Lutterworth supermarket

Rugby Editorial 21st Mar, 2023   0

KNIFE-wielding robbers stole a car from outside a Lutterworth supermarket after threatening the owner yesterday afternoon (Monday March 20).

The 56-year-old victim, who had just parked his black Audi S3 in Waitrose car park, was approached from behind by two men who threatened him with a knife and demanded his car keys.

The victim tried to run towards the supermarket but was pushed to the ground.

The suspects grabbed the keys and sped off on to Leicester Road in convoy with a black Mini Cooper, which police believe was also involved in the incident.




The victim’s hand, stomach and leg were injured, but he did not require hospital treatment.

A car belonging to a member of the public was also damaged when the suspects drove off.


The incident took place between 4.15pm and 4.25pm, and the Audi was last seen in Hardwick Close in Narborough at around 4.45pm.

It is believed the cars travelled through Dunton Bassett and Cosby on the way to Narborough.

One of the suspects is either of dual heritage appearance or has a tanned complexion, in his early 20s, about 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build with short black stubble. He was wearing a blue tracksuit and a striped scarf around his neck.

The second suspect is white, in his late teens, about 5ft 6ins tall and of slim build, and was also wearing a blue tracksuit. Both men wore face coverings when they drove off.

Investigating officer PC Georgina Adams said: “We know there were a number of people in the area when the incident occurred and we would urge anyone who hasn’t already spoken with officers to come forward.

“We would also like to speak to anyone who may have captured some footage on their phones or dashcams. Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC 597 Adams via www.leics.police.uk or by calling Leicestershire Police on 101, or quoting crime number 23*169906.

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