Car thief posed as buyer during meeting in village

VW stolen in village.
VW stolen in village.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a Volkswagen Golf was stolen by a man who claimed that he wanted to buy the car.

The theft happened at around 6.25pm on Thursday May 1, after the victim had advertised his car for sale on the website.

He was contacted by the offender and arranged to meet him near the Cross Keys pub in High Street, Pulloxhill so that he could look at the car.

After inspecting the car the offender drove the vehicle around the pub car park with the victim in the passenger seat.

The offender claimed that he could hear a noise coming from the engine so he stopped the car, popped the bonnet and started to get out of the car.

The victim also got out but as he did so the offender got back in the car and drove away.

The stolen car is a blue Volkswagen Golf with the registration plate KN57 YUJ and is worth around £9,000.

The offender was an Asian man, in his mid to late 20s, around 5ft 9ins tall, and wearing light blue jeans, a black puffa jacket and black gloves.

PC Sue Reynolds, who is investigating the theft, is keen to speak with anyone who was in the Pulloxhill area at the time of the theft and may have seen the offender either before or after the raid. She would also like to hear from anyone who may have been offered the vehicle.

If you have information relating to this incident, contact PC Reynolds on the non-emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at