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Police appeal for information after vehicle stolen in Rubery robbery
11:26am Wednesday 26th December 2012 in Local
POLICE are appealing for information to try and trace a black Land Rover Freelander which was stolen in a robbery in Rubery on Saturday, (December 22).
The vehicle, registration LV51 NLA, was taken at around 3pm from a road known as Ash Path, off Gunner Lane, leading up to the Waseley Hills.
The driver of the Land Rover - a woman in her 40s - had pulled up at a nearby field to tend to her horses.
She left the keys in the ignition and had just got out of the vehicle, when she was pushed over by a man who then stole the Land Rover.
The offender reversed the vehicle down Ash Path at speed, crashing into the gates of a house, before turning around and driving off quickly into Gunner Lane.
Detective Constable Kevin Hadley said: "Thankfully, the woman was not badly hurt in this robbery but it has left her shaken and upset.
"The vehicle we are looking for is a black Land Rover Freelander and it is likely to have damage to one of the rear light clusters from where it crashed into the gate.
"It has a dark grey cover over the rear spare wheel with a Land Rover logo on it."
The offender who took the vehicle is white, aged 17 to 18, with a pale complexion and short dark hair.
He was wearing baggy grey tracksuit bottoms, a dark jacket and plimsoll trainers which had light-coloured soles.
DC Hadley added: "I would appeal to anyone who was in the area on Saturday and may have seen the man who stole the vehicle, or where it went to out of Gunner Lane.
"The vehicle was very low on diesel when it was stolen and I am keen to hear from anyone who may have noticed a similar vehicle abandoned nearby.
"I would also urge staff from local garages to call us if they know of an incident where a Land Rover or a man on foot matching the description above has made off without paying from the forecourt."
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Bromsgrove CID on 0300 333 3000, quoting reference 506S 221212, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.