Thieves threaten van owner as they flee scene of break-in

PUBLISHED: 16:04 18 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:05 18 October 2017

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A van owner was threatened by two would-be thieves after he confronted them on his driveway as they were attempting to break in to his vehicle.

The incident took place outside a house in High Street, Needingworth, at about 9pm on October 11, with the owner of a white Ford Transit going outside to investigate after hearing noises.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “The owner heard the noise and went out to investigate, finding one suspect inside the van, having broken in through the driver’s door, and a second suspect in the act of trying to lever open the sliding side door.

“Both suspects fled in a car after threatening the owner as they ran past him.”

It is not clear if anything was taken during the incident.

The spokesman said officers had carried out house-to-house enquiries following the incident in a bid to trace the pair.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact Cambridgeshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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