UK Woman confronts masked gang stealing catalytic converter - then this happened last minute news

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UK Woman confronts masked gang stealing catalytic converter - then this happened last minute news

MetiNews.Com - "I wondered what the hell was going on - my car was half in the air"

UK Woman confronts masked gang stealing catalytic converter - then this happened last minute news
23 February 2021 - 07:00

Breaking News ! This is the moment a woman is dragged along by a car after bravely approaching a gang of masked men attempting to steal a catalytic converter. The victim, who asked not to be named, was in the kitchen of her home when she spotted four men targeting her Honda Civic outside. She rushed outside to confront them, but the men ignored her protestations and continued to remove the car part. As the gang loaded the catalytic converter into the boot of a car and drove off, the woman tried to retrieve it and was dragged along by the vehicle. Police say they are investigating the shocking incident in Valley Mill Lane, Bury, which was captured on CCTV footage on the afternoon of February 9. The woman tries to retrieve the catalytic converter from the gang (Image: UGC) "I wondered what the hell was going on," said the woman. "My car was half in the air. "I shot downstairs and was shouting as loudly as I could. They just carried on, so I went over and told them to get off my car. "I kept telling them to stop, but they just completely disregarded me. There was no shame there. "I felt physically threatened. I didn't know if they were going to hit me." In an attempt to draw the attention of others, the woman banged on a neighbour's window and shouted for them to phone the police. Read More Related Articles Murder investigation as woman, 29, found dead at home in Prestwich is named Read More Related Articles Tribute to 'compassionate' and 'much-loved' counsellor who died in devastating house explosion in Bury However, the gang brazenly ignored her and proceeded to load the catalytic converter into the boot of their Toyota Corolla. One of the men can then be seen to push the woman away as she tries to retrieve the stolen car part. As the car speeds away, she desperately clings on to one of the men - who is sitting in the boot - resulting in her being dragged through the car park. "I just tried to grab whatever they had taken," she explained.

. I was in shock and had no idea what was going on. "The most shocking thing is the fact I was yelling at them to stop and they just carried on. "The first guy said the car wasn't taxed so they could do it. That's a load of rubbish." CCTV footage shows the men trying to remove a catalytic converter from a car in Valley Mill Lane, Bury (Image: UGC) After fleeing, the blue Toyota Corolla is believed to have turned on to Alfred Street before heading in the direction of Pimhole. The victim described the four men as being white British, and says they were wearing face masks and hoods. Thefts of catalytic converters are said to have become rife in recent years. They are often targeted by thieves because of the precious metals they contain - platinum, palladium and rhodium. Sign up to the free MyBury email newsletter Get news updates from Bury direct to your email inbox with the free MyBury newsletter. Simply click on this link, enter your email address, and select 'MyBury News' A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "At around 1pm on Tuesday 9 February, officers received a report of a theft from a motor vehicle on Valley Mill Lane, Bury. "Enquiries have since established four males approached a silver Honda Civic before stealing parts from the car. Whilst ongoing, the owner of the vehicle approached the men and attempted to stop them. "The men fled the scene in a blue Toyota Corolla. "Enquiries are ongoing. "Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 8172 quoting 1129 of 09/02/21. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111." Read More Related Articles 'We can now start to grieve' say family of 'fabulous daughter' stabbed to death and found in bedsit next to body of abusive boyfriend Read More Related Articles 'Our great cities will bounce back': Boris Johnson doesn't think Covid will 'hollow out' city centres like Manchester

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UK Woman confronts masked gang stealing catalytic converter - then this happened last minute news


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