Passenger flees as car is stolen in Hartlepool


Police on Teesside are seeking a man who stole a car as the passenger sat inside.

The driver of the Ford Focus had left the vehicle on Young Street in Hartlepool, on Sunday when the unknown man got inside.

A woman was in the passenger seat but became frightened and fled, and the car was then driven off.

The offender is described as aged in his 20s, of thin build and was wearing a black jacket with the hood up.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police.

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