Classic 1967 Wolseley car stolen by distraction burglar

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A Hampshire pensioner’s beloved classic car has been stolen after he was targeted by a thief.

The 1967 Wolseley was taken from outside the 71-year-old’s home by a distraction burglar.

He had gained access to the OAPs home in Shirley, Southampton, after visiting to say he was interested in buying the car. The burglar then took the keys to the £5,000 car before driving off.

Last night the owner of the vehicle, who has not been named, was said to be distraught.

He has now issued an appeal in the hope of getting his pride and joy back.

The model of the car is a 16/60 and has the registration of PPD 665E.

Chairman of the Wolseley Owners Club, Phillip Ladanowski, said: “It is very unfortunate to hear someone’s pride and joy has been stolen and we hope it is recovered soon.”

PC Paul Martin from Redbridge Hill Police Station, said: "This car is distinctive and unusual and I'll appeal to anyone who has seen it to get in contact with us.

“The victim was clearly targeted by this man. Thankfully he has good neighbours around him who have helped him since this happened.

“If you recognise the description of the man, do call police, we’d welcome any information.”

Police are searching for a man who is believed to be white, in his 40s and is 5ft 10in.

They say he has a tattoo on his ear and on the side of his face, has a stocky build and has very short greying hair.

Anyone with information on the theft, which took place between 9.30am and 10am on June 17, is asked to contact PC Paul Martin from Redbridge Hill Police Station on 101.

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7:14am Wed 2 Jul 14

sue1956 says...

Scum
Scum sue1956
  • Score: 18

7:59am Wed 2 Jul 14

Ozmosis says...

Let's hope the car is found quickly
Let's hope the car is found quickly Ozmosis
  • Score: 13

8:53am Wed 2 Jul 14

wwozzer says...

The really sad thing about this is that he probably wanted it to go to a good home and be looked after properly more than he needed the money.
The really sad thing about this is that he probably wanted it to go to a good home and be looked after properly more than he needed the money. wwozzer
  • Score: 6

9:06am Wed 2 Jul 14

Big Mac says...

Someone from Channel 4 for one of their retro documentries no doubt.

Seriously, hope it's recovered soon and returned to the gent and the tealeaf has his nuts cut off in return.
Someone from Channel 4 for one of their retro documentries no doubt. Seriously, hope it's recovered soon and returned to the gent and the tealeaf has his nuts cut off in return. Big Mac
  • Score: 4

9:22am Wed 2 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

probably end up on a banger track when the scumbags find it is to hot to sell........
probably end up on a banger track when the scumbags find it is to hot to sell........ burgerboy
  • Score: 3

11:26am Wed 2 Jul 14

shirlski says...

Not a motor for the quick getaway! Poor bloke, it's very distinctive so I'm sure it will turn up soon, hopefully still in one piece.
Not a motor for the quick getaway! Poor bloke, it's very distinctive so I'm sure it will turn up soon, hopefully still in one piece. shirlski
  • Score: 4

1:28pm Wed 2 Jul 14

george h says...

Big Mac wrote:
Someone from Channel 4 for one of their retro documentries no doubt.

Seriously, hope it's recovered soon and returned to the gent and the tealeaf has his nuts cut off in return.
Nuts in the crusher would be better. Infinitely more painful.
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: Someone from Channel 4 for one of their retro documentries no doubt. Seriously, hope it's recovered soon and returned to the gent and the tealeaf has his nuts cut off in return.[/p][/quote]Nuts in the crusher would be better. Infinitely more painful. george h
  • Score: 3

1:59pm Wed 2 Jul 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Ozmosis wrote:
Let's hope the car is found quickly
And intact .
[quote][p][bold]Ozmosis[/bold] wrote: Let's hope the car is found quickly[/p][/quote]And intact . SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 3
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