Camberley gardener injured by thief's getaway car
A gardener was injured by a thief's getaway car when he disturbed the man stealing equipment from a van outside a children's nursery in Surrey.
The victim was thrown on to the bonnet of the estate car then flung off, when it was driven at him at speed.
The thief made off with gardening tools worth £1,780. The gardener was left with with cuts and bruises.
Police said the attack, in Frimley Road, Camberley, on Wednesday, could have left him with serious injuries.
"This was a shocking incident, carried out in broad daylight at a location which is normally safe and secure," said Det Con Clare Nettleton.
"It beggars belief that there are criminals who can carry out such callous actions in pursuit of gaining some quick cash for some stolen property."
The gardener's white van was in the car park of the nursery when he disturbed the thief just after midday.
The man jumped out of the van and got into a burgundy or tan coloured Volvo parked nearby with two men inside it.
After hitting the gardener the car was driven away at speed along Frimley Road towards Mytchett.
The thief is described as a tall white man who was wearing a checked shirt with a hood. The driver was a balding white man.