Hunt for the carjacker who dragged an Irish nun down the road
Searching for a carjacker who dragged an Irish nun along the road: Police release image of a man wanted in connection with a horrific car theft that left an elderly woman lying in the street
- Police are chasing a carjacker who dragged a nun down a Liverpool road this month
- Sister Louise Gilbey had her car stolen by a yob in Liverpool on April 11
- She had been out briefly to drop a letter in a mailbox when the attack happened
The police track a carjacker who dragged a nun down a road trying to steal a car.
Sister Louise Gilbey had her car stolen by a yob in Liverpool on April 11 when she went out to drop a letter in a letterbox.
CCTV footage captured the moment a man opened the door to the woman’s Hyundai and entered when she was only a few feet away.
She told ITV News: “I blame myself for this, forgetting for a brief moment that I left the keys in the car.” This car is my lifeline, I didn’t think so, I was just desperate to save her.
She added: “I wish him no harm. I just hope he doesn’t use the car to hurt anyone. It could have been much worse for me. I wish he found a different way of life, he can’t be happy having to do stuff like that.
The victim had left his car less than 30 seconds earlier and had come running back when he saw the thief enter.
She managed to open the door and tried to pull him out but he started to back up, hitting the car behind and flipping it over.
Sister Louise Gilbey (pictured on the road next to the car) had her car stolen by a man in Liverpool as she quickly put a letter in a letterbox and was dragged off as she tried to prevent she won’t be taken
The man was caught on CCTV opening the car door and jumping out without hesitation
The victim had parked his car and got out to send a letter moments before (pictured)
The crime took place outside the Booker Avenue Post Office on Holmfield Road in Liverpool (pictured)
Footage shows the man approaching the car (pictured) after the woman got out to send her letter
Merseyside Police are now appealing for information, dash cam footage and witnesses after the dangerous Allerton incident.
They were first alerted to the theft of the blue Hyundai outside the Booker Avenue post office on Holmfield Road.
Officers attended and searched the area but could not find the man in dark clothing captured by CCTV or the vehicle he stole.
Fortunately, police have confirmed that the elderly woman who tried to prevent her car from being stolen suffered no injuries.
Sergeant Michael Fletcher said: “Although some of the images are grainy, we believe there is someone who would recognize the man pictured.”
“I would ask anyone who recognizes this or has information that could help our investigation to contact us as a matter of urgency.”
Meanwhile Inspector Paul Rannard said: ‘The theft of any vehicle is a despicable offense which has the potential to leave the rightful owner without a means to get to work, shop and enjoy their daily lives. .
“It was only pure luck that the victim was uninjured in this incident and we are aware of video footage circulating online.
“I know the vast majority of people in our community will be appalled watching this and I urge them to help us find the person responsible so that we can bring him to justice.
“Anyone who was in the Booker Avenue area yesterday morning who witnessed anything or has any information, please let us know.”
The elderly woman immediately went to try to stop the thief by opening the door and trying to drag him outside
Fortunately, the woman suffered no significant injuries after the ordeal
He continued: ‘Also if you were driving in the area and you have dash cam footage, please review it and let us know if you see a blue Hyundai or anything or anyone. of suspect. Any information you hold could be vital to our investigations.
“Finally, I urge everyone to be vigilant and lock your vehicle when parked so it cannot be taken by opportunistic thieves. You can find more information and advice on combating vehicle theft on our website.’
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or Merseyside Police Contact Center on Facebook with reference 22000247479.
You can also call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.