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Man kidnapped in his own car and driven around cash points to hand over money

A man was kidnapped and forced to withdraw cash from local ATMs by criminals who entered his vehicle and drove him around Grimsby before dumping his car and stealing another to use as a getaway.

It is reported that two men approached a gray Audi Q7 on Second Avenue, Grimsby, near to the hospital at around 11pm on Tuesday, April 26. It is thought they proceeded to threaten the driver and forced him into the passenger side before driving round to local cash machines and making him withdraw money.

The victim was taken to ATMs on Holles Street and Albion Street before the Audi was abandoned on Curzon Court before a second vehicle – a VW Caddy – was taken and found dumped on Welholme Road. Thankfully, the victim was left uninjured.

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The two men spoke with local accents. One was described as being tall and wore a snood over his face. He also had a dark BB cap, a black body warmer or jacket and is believed to be in his 20s or 30s.

Less is known about the second individual, but it is said he was shorter and wearing a black jacket and snood. Extensive CCTV inquiries have been carried out, but Humberside Police have been unable to locate the culprits at this stage.

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Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have nay information regarding the alleged crime have been asked to contact the police to help with their investigations. In a statement, they said: “Extensive enquiries, including CCTV, are currently ongoing but we are asking for anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or has information that may assist with our investigations, to contact us on 101, quoting log 17 of April 27. Alternatively, you can report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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