Second victim has car hijacked

PUBLISHED: 17:21 08 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:31 06 May 2010

A SECOND person has been the victim of a violent car jacking in the area in the last two weeks. Police are appealing for information about the latest incident which occurred in Radlett on Monday, July 28, at 10.25pm. The male victim was driving along Shen

A SECOND person has been the victim of a violent car jacking in the area in the last two weeks.

Police are appealing for information about the latest incident which occurred in Radlett on Monday, July 28, at 10.25pm.

The male victim was driving along Shenley Hill when a small, dark vehicle drove into the back of his car, a black BMW.

As the man got out of his vehicle he was assaulted by the suspects, who claimed to be armed, and they then stole his car.

The first suspect was a man in his 20s of a slim build and around 5ft 9ins tall with a shaven head, which had dark stubble.

His face was clean-shaven and he was wearing a dark top and spoke with a London accent. The second man was wearing dark clothes and a hat.

This car-jacking followed a similar incident on Thursday, July 24, at around 3pm along Smug Oak Lane in Bricket Wood.

Two men driving an Audi they had just stolen from a house in Radlett forced a woman in a silver Peugeot 307 to pull over.

One of attackers dragged the 34-year-old out of the car by her hair and punched her before both men made off in the vehicle, which was discovered on fire in a nearby street the following weekend.

Detective Sergeant Steven Angell, who is investigating the latest crime, said: "We would like to reassure the public that crimes of this nature are extremely rare in Herts. However it is important to be aware of your personal safety while driving and only pull over in well-lit areas."

He added: "If you are in an accident on an unlit road and your car is still able to be driven, it is safer to move to a well-lit area before exchanging details. If you feel unsafe, it is acceptable to take the other vehicle's registration number and report the accident within 24 hours."

Anyone with information about either incident should call the police's non-emergency number on 0845 33 00 222 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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