An 89-year-old man was carjacked in Harrow Weald today after being threatened and forced out of his vehicle in broad daylight.
The incident happened on College Hill Road outside the parade of shops at around 10:30am. The elderly man was left shaken after being approached by a man, threatened and forced out of his vehicle in full view of the public.
The concerned grandson of the man said: “It’s very shocking that this could happen in broad daylight and in such a public area. I think the pandemic has maybe made people let their guard down because you kind of expect people to come together at a time like this. And I would just advise all people (especially the already vulnerable) to stay vigilant even when they feel they’re in a safe area”.
A Met Police spokesperson told Harrow Online: “Police were called at around 10:35hrs on Wednesday, 28 October to College Hill Road, Harrow.
“An 89-year-old man alleged that he had been getting in his car when he was approached by a man who threatened him and forced him out of the vehicle before getting in himself and driving off.
“The victim was shaken but otherwise physically unharmed.
“There have been no arrests at this time. Enquiries continue.
“Anyone who has information that could assist police is asked to call 101 ref CAD 2151/28 Oct.”
The car reg is RO0 UDP and model is a silver Nissan Micra SX.