The victim of a ‘carjacking’ in Northampton town centre has asked fellow motorists to be on the look-out for his stolen car.
The 30-year-old had his car stolen in Duke Street, The Mounts, after a stranger opened his car door and demanded the keys.
Writing on Northamptonshire Police’s Facebook page after the incident, the victim said: “Can I please get the help of Northampton to help me find my car.
“I only bought it two days before I was carjacked in the Mounts.
“If there are any witnesses please can you come forward.”
The car was a silver Volkswagen Golf, registration SV61 MXD.
A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said both the car and the driver’s mobile phone were stolen.
She said: “The man opened the passenger door, demanded the driver’s keys and money and assaulted him.
“The driver got out of the car and ran down the road and the offender stole the car and his mobile phone.”
The thief was described as a chubby white man with stubble, about 5ft 6in, wearing a black-hooded top and black jogging bottoms.
The theft happened at about 8.30pm on Wednesday, September 11.
Witnesses to the theft or anyone with information about it can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.