Police hunt carjacker who pushed elderly woman out of moving car

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Police hunt carjacker who pushed elderly woman out of moving car

A violent carjacker has hospitalised an 83-year-old woman after he forced her out of the passenger side of a moving Audi A4.

The robbery took place round 8.40am on Sunday, April 7, when an 83-year-old driver parked his blue Audi A4 outside Coal Clough News in Coal Clough Lane, Burnley whilst he popped into the shop.

The elderly man's wife was sat in the passenger seat with the key in the ignition when an unidentified man clambered into the driver's side and drove away with the OAP still inside.

According to Lancashire Police, the thief repeatedly ordered the elderly woman out of the moving car before slowing down and pushing her out onto the street.

DC Russ Hilton, from Lancashire Police's Pennine Target Team, told the Lancashire Telegraph: "This is a shocking crime against an elderly, retired couple who have simply called into a local shop for a Sunday paper.

"The 83-year-old victim was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital and treated for shock. Fortunately she only suffered minor injuries.

"I'd ask people to take a close look at the CCTV images and if they recognise the man or have any information that could assist with our investigation to get in touch.

"The man in the CCTV has entered the newsagents prior to the offence stating he was going to get a train back to Manchester so it is likely he is not local. He is described as scruffy and gaunt in appearance with a very pronounced nose.

"The car's registration is P70 WCB so I would also be keen to hear from anybody that saw this vehicle on April 7, or knows of its current location, to call Lancashire Police on 101."