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Floods stop car thieves in their tracks

Date: 30/12/2013 12:06:49
Category: Car tracking
Author: Deborah Bates

Although the widespread flooding that's taken place in the UK over the past few weeks has caused distress for many Britons, it actually helped police in Shropshire recover a stolen vehicle.

Shropshirestar.com
reports that the car, a Mitsubishi Shotgun, was taken from a home located near the Bridgnorth area. The burglars took the keys and attempted to make a quick getaway, but their plans were scuppered by the area's rising waters - in particular, a nearby rising ford.

"The car became stuck in a ford which connects Highley and Billingsley," James Tozer, a local superintendent, tells dailystar.co.uk. Unfortunately, even though the car was saved, the would-be thieves got away and police are still searching for them.

"They weren't in it. We have a forensics team doing investigations on the car," Tozer confirms - good news considering the so-called 'gang' allegedly raided the entire home, before making off with the vehicle.  Reports suggest that already, the forensics specialists have uncovered a 'host of clues', so a discovery could be made in the near future.

Sadly, the incident was just one of many that took place in Britain over the few days before and after Christmas. In Stevenage, a car and a bad of Christmas presents contained inside were stolen from Hellards Road and a BMW 118d was taken from the West Bridgford area of Nottinghamshire. The latter contained the ashes of the driver's late father, making it even more upsetting. Police are still searching for those responsible.

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