Theft from car

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a bag was stolen from the front seat of a van.

At about 12.22pm on Tuesday (22/5), a 58-year-old man was driving his blue Fiat Scudo van towards Princes Risborough on Bradenham Road, under the railway bridge near to Christmas Cottage and just after the Carters Steam Fair, when he was overtaken at speed by a black Audi Estate with silver wheels which pulled in front of him and remained stationary, blocking both lanes of traffic.

It is possible the rear passenger and windscreen windows of the Audi were tinted.

The occupants of the Audi got out of the car and distracted the victim while one of them stole the victim’s bag from the front seat of his van. The offenders then drove off at speed in the direction of High Wycombe.

The bag contained £40 and various bank cards.

The driver of the Audi was a white man with short dark hair.

The man who took the bag was white, aged between 25 and 30, of stocky build and he was wearing a green top.

The man who distracted the victim is described as white aged between 25 and 30, of a medium to stocky build, with dark hair. He was wearing dark coloured trousers, a light coloured T-shirt with a pattern on the front.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident and would particularly like to speak to a woman who was in a car behind the victim’s and who may have valuable information.

Anyone who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in this area or has any information about the stolen property should contact PC Alex Kratky via the new 24-hour non-emergency single number 101.