Vauxhall Corsa Stolen from Murketts Forecourt Huntingdon

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By LongBaker | Sunday, April 29, 2012, 20:13

Police have released descriptions of people they believe were involved in a theft of a new car from a garage forecourt in Huntingdon.

The red Vauxhall Corsa was stolen from Murketts in Stukeley Road at just after 1pm on Sunday (April 22).

Officers believe a man and a young woman who inquired after the car on the afternoon of Thursday, April 19, managed to take the ignition key to the vehicle and swap it with a dummy.

Then on Sunday, a woman distracted the receptionist at the showroom by asking about some leaflets while a man got into the Corsa and drove it away.

The man and woman from the Thursday incident drove a silver Mercedes coupe. The man was white, about 5'10" or 5'11", slim, with light brown, thinning hair and wore a grey jacket with epaulettes on the shoulders, blue jeans and brown shoes.

The woman was white, 18 to 20, about 5'5", chubby, with fair hair in a ponytail. She was wearing a black and white coat and dark trousers.

The woman who distracted the receptionist on Sunday was blonde and wore a black coat, light blue jeans and was talking on a mobile phone.

It is not clear whether the man and woman from the Thursday incident were same as those in the Sunday theft.

PC James Bowen, who is investigating, said: "I would like to speak to anyone who saw the man and woman on the Thursday at around 3.30pm, who came and left in a silver Mercedes coupe, or the man and woman from the Sunday. They wore dark clothing and walked along Ermine Street and Stukeley Road from the direction of Dunelm at about 1pm on Sunday.

"I would be particularly interested to talk to a couple, who drove a red Vauxhall Astra, who were near the entrance of Murketts and may have seen the vehicle being stolen."

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