Appeal for witnesses after model train stolen in Chilworth
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Have you seen a model train like this one?
We are appealing for witnesses after an identical version was stolen in Chilworth on Monday (7 June).
At around 12pm, a 75-year-old man was at his home address when two unknown men entered his garden and stole a model train valued at £6,000 from the shed.
The owner followed them and the pair tried to get away in a car driven by a third man on Manor Road, Chilworth.
He got hold of his train as the car drove off and was allegedly dragged around 30ft along the road at speed before letting go.
Thankfully, the victim only sustained minor injuries and was helped back home by staff from a nearby nursing home.
The car was last seen in Chilworth Road, Chilworth. It is described as:
-a dark blue Volkswagen Golf
-having a partial index of “YH04”
-having a smashed rear windscreen covered with brown parcel tape.
The men involved are described as:
-aged around 30 to 40 years old
-one of them was 5ft 8in tall, bald, of heavy build, and was wearing a grey hoodie and jeans
-the driver is believed to go by the name Paul
PC Mike Elwood said: “If you have seen a model train like this recently or been offered to buy one, we want to hear from you.
“Similarly, we are keen to trace the car and its occupants and want to speak to any witnesses to this incident, which could have resulted in much more serious injuries to a vulnerable member of the community.”
Please call us on 101 or report online, quoting reference number 44210221809.