Dundee Police Force is looking into a reported carjacking after a man broke into an elderly couple’s car – whilst they were still driving it!
The carjacker was reported to have leapt into the path of the couple’s maroon Volvo as it waited at a junction at 6:30pm on Wednesday.
Onlookers reported that the man clung to the rear door as it accelerated away from the junction, managing to prize it open and climb inside.
Witnesses described how he’d been stood in the middle of the road with another man, forcing drivers to swerve around them.
Police were informed when a woman on a bus noticed the abnormal behaviour and reported it as a carjacking.
The investigation will now take place, with police looking at automatic number-plate recognition technology (ANPR) and CCTV footage.
Police are trying to track down all owners of maroon Volvo saloon’s, hoping to speak with the elderly couple.
Some believe that the incident could have been an alcohol-related prank by the men.
“At this time there is no evidence to suggest that any ‘carjacking’ has taken place. We have no reports of stolen cars, missing persons or abandoned vehicles found,” a police spokeswoman said.
“However, we are keen for the elderly couple seen driving the Volvo to get in touch. We need to make sure they are safe and well and that nothing untoward has happened to them.
“We would also like to hear from any motorists in the area who may have seen the two men on the carriageway. Officers are reviewing both public and private CCTV footage in a bid to identify the elderly couple and two men involved.”
The witness described one of the men as approximately 5”6’, early 20s, slight build and short dark hair.
The police spokewoman continued by stating: “Anyone who remembers seeing either of the two men in the area, or has information that may assist officers with enquiries, should get in touch with Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222.
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