Police release images of men they wish to speak to in relation Oldham car theft

Police want to speak to the men pictured after a woman was threatened and had her car stolen at gunpoint in Oldham.

The victim, a woman in her 30s, was driving along Stannybrook Road in her grey Audi Q3 when a car, believed to be a grey Fiat Bravo drove into the back of her at around 11am on Wednesday 19 December 2018.

The car followed her into a car park at Daisynook Country Park and she began exchanging details with its driver when he produced a firearm and threatened her.

The man then drove off in her car before a second man drove away in the Fiat.

The woman was not injured.

Since the incident officers have carried out extensive enquiries in the local area and trawled through vast amounts of CCTV. They have now released images of the men they want to speak to urgently.

Police Constable Toby Miskiewicz, from GMP’s Operation Gladiator, said: “We have a dedicated team of officers working to trace those responsible for this terrifying incident but we are still appealing for the public’s help.

“Did anyone see the Audi or Fiat in the Oldham area following this incident?

“While no one was injured, circumstances could have easily been very different and our thoughts remain with the woman as she continues to recover from her ordeal.

“I would urge people to have a good look at these pictures and if you recognise any of these men, please get in touch with police at the earliest convenience.”

Anyone with any information should call the police on 0161 856 9082, quoting incident number 670 of 19 December 2018.

Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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