Couple hunted after knifepoint carjacking outside Derby flats

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Police are investigating a knifepoint carjacking outside a block of flats in Derby.

The incident happened in Leaper Street at about 5.45am on Thursday, November 9.

Officers say a 34-year-old man walked out of the flats and was confronted by a man and a woman. The man was armed with a knife.

They demanded that he hand over his property and took a wallet, a phone and car keys. The pair then made off in the victim's white Peugeot 2008, which had been parked outside the flats. It was later found abandoned.

The male offender has been described as being aged between 30 and 35, about 6ft 2ins, of athletic build and was wearing shorts and a grey hoodie with the hood up.

The woman was white, aged about 25, 5ft 8ins tall, with dark hair that was tied up.

A spokesman for Derbyshire police said: "Did you witness the offence, or did you see the offenders driving the car, which was later found abandoned? Do you recognise the descriptions of the offenders, particularly the man wearing shorts in the early hours of a mid-November morning?

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"Witnesses or anyone with information should call PC Harry Bashir on 101, quoting reference 17000486091.

"Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us."

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.