Return to FireNet News Index
This article was reproduced with the kind permission
of the British Broadcasting Corporation



Monday, 12 November 2007, 20:59 GMT
Men 'set fire' to robbery vehicle

Police want to trace two men who were seen setting fire to a car after an armed robbery.

The men set fire to the silver and grey Subaru Forester in Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury on Saturday after a robbery in North Wales on Friday.

They then fled the scene into traffic and at least one of the men is believed to have caused a car to brake sharply to avoid a collision.

The vehicle has been recovered and is undergoing forensic tests.

Any witnesses, particularly the driver of the car that had to suddenly stop, are asked to contact police.

The vehicle was stolen on Friday evening but the fire failed to take hold and was quickly dealt with by firefighters, West Mercia Police said.

CCTV from the town is also being examined by officers.