Leicester

Pregnant woman threatened by Leicester car thieves

Braunstone Avenue
Image caption Police said the woman had to seek help from nearby residents as her phone was in the car

A pregnant woman had her car stolen when she stopped to post a letter in Leicester.

The 23-year-old left her blue Ford Focus running when she got out on Braunstone Avenue on 7 July.

Two men in a Mercedes estate car then blocked the road, one got out and threatened the woman.

Police said she was deeply shocked but physically unharmed and appealed for information on the victim's car, which is still missing.

The suspect driving the Mercedes was described as white, 27 to 33 years old, of slim build, with slightly dark facial stubble.

The man who took the Ford was described as white, 18 to 23 years old and about 5ft 1in (1.55m) tall, wearing a navy blue tracksuit top.

Police said the woman had to seek help from nearby houses because her phone was in the car.

Det Con Damian Young said: "This was an extremely distressing incident for the victim who is currently six months pregnant, luckily she wasn't injured during the incident but no doubt the shock could have affected her and her unborn child's health.

"The car is still outstanding and has the registration number BF06 AYN displayed on it, if you have seen this vehicle since Thursday either being parked or driven around then please get in touch with us."

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