Car stolen in Rochdale recovered in Prestwich after attempted car theft

Date published: 07 September 2021

A grey VW Golf which had been stolen from Rochdale has been recovered in Prestwich after two men tried to steal parts from a car.

Police were called just before 2.30pm on Monday 6 September to reports that two men were attempting to steal parts from a car on Milton Road in Prestwich.

The men threatened the car owner with a large stick, before leaving the scene in a grey VW, believed to be stolen.

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit patrolling the Cheetham Hill area sighted the car, engaged in a lengthy pursuit before the vehicle was abandoned on Brickley Street. Following a short foot chase, a man was detained.

A grey VW Golf which had previously been stolen from the Rochdale area has been recovered. Within the vehicle was a number of items of stolen property including catalytic converters, and what was believed to be the weapon used in the robbery.

A 22-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery, as well as burglary, and remains in custody for questioning. Enquiries are ongoing.

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