Cops’ winter car snatch warning

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POLICE are warning motorists not to temporarily leave their vehicles unoccupied with their motors running during frosty weather after a thief snatched a car from a driveway.

The offender snatched the grey BMW while it was defrosting on Owlcotes View, Bolsover, about 10.10am, on Wednesday, December 5, with the keys in the ignition and the engine running and drove it away.

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesman said: “A 50 year-old woman had temporarily left her car with the engine running during frosty weather and a man popped in it and drove off with the vehicle.”

Witnesses are urged to call Derbyshire Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.