Police appeal after two men have their car stolen in Eastbourne

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Police in Eastbourne are investigating an incident in which two men had their car stolen from in front of them.

At about 10.30am on Saturday, June 6, two Vietnamese men from London stopped in Sidley Road, near the junction of Beach Road, Eastbourne in a red MG6. The passenger got out and a short time later they were approached by two other men.

The man who had got out of the car was chased by one of the suspects, described as white, very muscular with a shaved head, wearing a jumper which was half grey and half white.

The 51-year-old driver was approached by the other suspect, described as black, also with a shaved head, and wearing a black jumper. He threatened the drvier with a brick and demanded he get out of the car. This suspect then tried to take the driver’s watch before getting in the MG6 and driving off.

The Red MG6 was abandoned in nearby Fairlight Road a short time later. A local resident there saw three white men and a black man get into a blue people carrier type car around the time of the incident and later found discarded property belonging to the victim.

Detective Constable Steve Shimmons said, “We strongly believe that the blue people carrier is connected to this incident. The MG driver was made to fear for his safety by someone threatening him with a weapon. These offenders may well have targeted the victim and may even have travelled from London as well.

“If anyone saw the incident or saw either of the vehicles in the area can they please contact us via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, or call us on 101, quoting serial 527 of 06/06, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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