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Police strike against Werneth Low carjackers
Friday 19th May 2017 @ 12:20 by Nigel P.
Ashton Hyde Longdendale News


Cowlishaw Road where balaclava clad thieves attempted to steal a couples car. Police have arrested three men in connection with the incident.

Balaclava clad thieves were thwarted in their attempt to steal a couple’s car when the owner managed to fight them off on a remote road in the early hours of Wedensday morning. (17/5/17)

The young couple were parked up in their vehicle at Cowlishaw Road on Werneth Low, when they became aware of a vehicle cruising past, before returning again and then parking up alongside them.

The couple were then startled to see ┬áthree men wearing balaclavas get out of their car and make for the couple’s vehicle in an attempt to grab the keys and steal it .

But the would be thieves got more than they bargained for when the male occupant of the car put the thieves to flight with a well aimed punch that sent the thieving trio scurrying back to their own car.

The villans then sped off but not before the potential robbery victim was able to note the thieve’s vehicle registration.

Acting on the offender’s and vehicle descriptions, a plain clothes police traffic unit arrested two men and a juvenile in the Ashton area the following day.

The suspects have now been released on bail pending further enquiries.