Mysterious incident in Aylesbury as man forced to flee from his own car

Thames Valley Police
Thames Valley Police

Police are trying to get the bottom of an unusual incident in Aylesbury on Friday night in which a man was apparently forced to escape from his own vehicle.

Sometime between 9.45pm and 10.30pm a man was driving along the A413 Wendover Road when he saw a vehicle, described as a dark coloured hatchback, parked between the Hampden Hall roundabout and junction with Station Road.

The man stopped to ask if the two male passengers in the hatchback wanted help however they demanded he get back into his own car, accompanied by one of the men.

The two men then drove around for a short while and then the victim stopped the car and escaped.

His passenger then made off empty-handed.

One of the offenders is described as medium build, 5ft 8ins with short brown hair.

Speaking on Saturday, Det Sgt Tracey Benham of Aylesbury police station said: “At this stage we do not believe this was a random attack. Information from the victim suggests that the offenders knew who he was.

“It was fortunate he was uninjured during the incident.

“At this stage we are still trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident and so would ask that anyone who was in the area last night and saw a dark coloured hatchback parked or saw the victim’s car, a W-reg silver Toyota Previa, to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information should contact Det Sgt Benham via the Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.