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'Buyer' steals Range Rover after Bedfordshire test drive

A man posing as a potential buyer stole a £58,000 Range Rover after pushing the owner out of the car following a test drive in Bedfordshire.

The man, described as Asian with a Middle East accent, went to see the grey car in Meppershall on Saturday.

At the end of the drive he asked the owner how the car's television worked.

As the seller leant over to demonstrate he was pushed to the ground and the robber reversed out of the drive and drove off at speed.

He was last seen heading towards the main A507 road.

'Premeditated theft'

The car, registration number KM11 KZZ, has tinted windows, Bedfordshire Police said.

It also contained a set of golf clubs in the boot along with a shotgun licence.

The robber is described as slim, wearing a black barber style jacket, black trousers and black "loafer"-style shoes.

He also wore a large black and orange Dolce & Gabbana watch on his left wrist and claimed to be from Orpington in Kent.

Det Con Lynn Adams said: "This appears to be a premeditated theft of a high performance and expensive vehicle.

"I would be keen to hear from any potential buyers who may have been offered this vehicle."

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