Berkshire

Maidenhead carjackers pull children from car

Farm Road, Maidenhead Image copyright Google
Image caption People from a nearby pub came to help the woman who had stopped at roadworks in Farm Road

A woman and her two grandchildren were forced from their car by thieves who then drove off in the vehicle.

She had stopped at temporary traffic lights in Farm Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, when three men, dressed in black, forced her out of the car.

Police said the men pulled the children, a three-year-old girl and a baby boy still sitting in their child seats out of the car.

The men left the woman and the children in the street and made off in the car.

The incident took place at 17:30 GMT on Friday.

People at a nearby pub came to help the 77-year-old woman and the children who were unhurt but in shock, police said.

Thames Valley Police said the silver Vauxhall Astra with the registration number RX63 JYP had not yet been located.

The men, described as white, had earlier broken into a property in Highway Avenue and stolen a Skoda car.

They had crashed the Skoda into a tree in Birdwood Road and then tried to steal a van in Farm Road before they were chased off by workmen.

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