Mercedes roadster was crashed just after it was stolen from rural home in Fritton, south Norfolk

Police appeal for information following attempted robbery in Lowestoft. Picture: Archant Library

Police appeal for information following attempted robbery in Lowestoft. Picture: Archant Library

A luxury Mercedes-Benz roadster was crashed shortly after it, and another car, were stolen from a rural Norfolk home.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the burglary, which happened in Fritton, near Long Stratton about 4.45pm on Friday, June 30.

A spokesman for the force said those responsible broke into a property on The Common by forcing a patio door and carried out an untidy search, before stealing jewellery and two sets of car keys.

A grey Mitsubishi ASX and a Mercedes SLK 250 were then stolen from the garage, and the Mercedes was found crashed on Potters Lane in Wattlefield just after 5pm.

The Mitsubishi stopped at the scene of the crash and male drivers of both cars were seen getting in an Audi, possibly an A6, which had been travelling in convoy.

Police say they then sped off towards Old Buckenham, and the Audi was found abandoned on the Acle Straight the morning after (Saturday, July 1).

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or noticed either vehicle being driven in the area.

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Witnesses should contact either Det Con Oliver Pailes or Det Con Jim Starling at Norwich CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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