Police are appealing for information following a robbery during which a car was taken in Milton Keynes.

The black Peugeot 307 vehicle was stolen outside the Premier Store in Briar Hill at around 4:55pm on Monday evening (04/09). The vehicle then collided with a parked car in the early hours of the following morning. (05/09)

When the initial robbery happened, the victim, who was a 23-year-old man, was sitting in his vehicle while parked outside the shop.

A man then approached the car and opened the door before threatening the victim with a kitchen knife. The offender then punched the victim in the face.

The victim ran into the Premier Store to ask for help, while the offender got into the car and drove it away from the scene.

The collision happened at about 4.10am the following day, when the car collided with a parked vehicle in Stacey Avenue at the junction with Victoria Street.

Investigating officer DC Stephanie Mason of the Investigation Hub based at Milton Keynes police station released a profile of the offender.

She said, “The offender who carried out the robbery is a white man, about 30 to 40-years-old, with short dark and grey hair and of medium build. He was wearing a black jacket and carrying a kitchen knife which was about 30cm in length. He spoke with an English accent.”

DC Mason also revealed the victim suffered injuries but did not require hospital treatment, and lead the police appeals for the public’s assistance.

She said, “Following the collision in the early hours of Tuesday morning, a witness saw two males get out of the car and run off towards Marina Drive.

“The victim sustained bruising to his face and a small puncture wound from the knife during the altercation with the offender. Thankfully the victim did not require medical treatment.

“If anyone has any information about the robbery or the car colliding with the parked car please contact police immediately by calling 101 and quoting reference number 43170262898.”