Man appeals for return of daughter’s car after Newton break-in

A NEWTON man is appealing for witnesses after his home was ransacked and two cars stolen off the family drive while they were in Prague.

One vehicle – a Vauxhall Antara – was discovered a few days later but his daughter’s white MG 3, registration MJ14 KNF, is still missing.

Images of two men alleged to be responsible for the thefts and burglary, all on Wednesday, July 3, were caught on three separate cameras and have been passed to police. 

“On the day we were set to come home I noticed on our CCTV camera there was activity at the front of the property,” said the man who didn’t wish to be named.

“The next thing I saw was the burglars getting in our cars and driving them off.

“They had already been round the back and smashed the patio windows and ran off for about 20 minutes.

“But they came back the opposite direction, went up the driveway, around the back, went in through the smashed window and ransacked the house.

“Unfortunately, they found the car keys and next minute drove off in them. It made me sick seeing it.”

The victim estimates his Vauxhall was discovered less than a 10-minute walk from his house.

He said: “A mate of my son had a drive round and found in a little car park where I’m told druggies meet up to do bits of trade in their cars.

“They must have left it for a while and probably got a shock when they came back and found it was gone.

“Hopefully, these burglars can be caught so it doesn’t happen to anyone else.”

MEANWHILE police have confirmed 60 vehicles had their tyres slashed in Hyde as vandals went on a rampage.

The damaged vehicles were in various neighbourhoods including the Nelson Street, Grange Road and Market Street areas.

Police enquiries have seen them knock on the doors of 500 properties in the town.

GMP Hyde tweeted urging all victims to report the damage.

The tweet read: “In the early hours of this morning (June 15) 20+ cars damaged mainly by the tyres being slashed.

“This occurred in and around Nelson Street, Hyde. If your car has been damaged please ring 101 to report it.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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