A CAR show held at Tatton Park finished in drama on Sunday after police were called after two men ambushed an employee’s car and crashed it into the park’s gates.
Cheshire Police told the Guardian it was appealing for witnesses after the blue Renault Safrane was stolen from within the grounds of the park on Sunday, August 3.
At around 7.10pm, after the park had closed to the public, a member of staff from Tatton Park was driving around the estate in his vehicle.
He was busy collecting signage that had been put up around the park for the prestigious Tatton Park VW Show that had taken place that day.
As the member of staff was collecting the signage, two men appeared from the hedge and stole the car, driving off towards the Rostherne entrance.
The vehicle was later found abandoned, having collided with the gates at the Rostherne entrance to the park.
A Toshiba laptop and cash had been stolen from the boot of the vehicle.
An eyewitness told the Guardian that a ‘P-Reg’ Purple VW Golf was driving erratically around the site at the time the incident occurred but is not sure whether the two incidents are connected.
“The lad was on his phone and he threw up a big cloud of dust as he went past us,” he said.
“Everyone gave him a dirty look because we were all tidying up and there were kids about. Then the Rangers turned up and asked us where he had gone.
“We saw him turn right out of the park then the police turned up.”
Police said the first man was described as white, of stocky build and approximately 5ft 10in tall and wearing a grey tracksuit. The second man is described as approximately 5ft 10in tall, with a slim build, wearing dark clothing with woollen style gloves.
Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 762 3/8/2014. Alternatively, information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.