Thief RAMS cars as have-a-go heroes smash shopping trolleys into his vehicle and hit it with a metal bar to stop him escaping Tesco carpark in dramatic video as two shoppers are left injured
- The incident happened at a Tesco store in Rickmansworth on Sunday afternoon
- Police believe the car driver had been trying to steal alcohol from the superstore
- Two people were run over by the Citroen C3 in the shopping centre’s car park
- Police confirmed the car was owned by a hire company and had been rented out
These are the shocking scenes as members of the public ram shopping trolleys into the side of car being used by a suspected thief trying to escape from a Tesco supermarket.
One person was seriously injured by the car, which drove directly at pedestrians at the Tesco supermarket in Rickmansworth. A second person was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Police believe the driver and passenger of the Citroen C3 had tried to steal alcohol from the supermarket before attempting to flee.
Witnesses used shopping trolleys and an metal bar to hit the car in an effort to stop it from leaving the car park after the two victims were run down.
Passers-by attacked the car after the driver used it to ram through people in the car park
Shoppers tried to ram the car with shopping trolleys in an effort to stop the driver from getting away from the scene
One of the blows knocked off the car’s wing mirror. It also suffered damage to its doors and side panels.
Police are hunting for the two suspects inside the car and have appealed for the public’s help.
Officers have confirmed that the car used by the suspected thieves had been hired from a company.
The incident happened at the Tesco store on Harefield Road in Rickmansworth on Sunday afternoon at 1.57pm.
Some of the shoppers rammed the side of the car with trolleys.
Footage of the incident was shared widely on Facebook. Shoppers shouted at the car to stop while the driver manoeuvred in an aggressive fashion.
According to Hertfordshire Police: ‘It’s believed the driver and passenger were involved in an incident inside the store moments before the collision, where a person was challenged by the store’s security after attempting to steal alcohol.
‘Officers are continuing to work to locate the vehicle and its occupants.’
This is shocking moment a driver attempts to run down pedestrians in a supermarket car park
The driver had been accused of stealing alcohol from Tesco in Rickmansworth
Police confirmed that two people were taken to Watford General Hospital, one of whom is in a serious condition.
Witnesses are asked to call PC David Johnson of the Road Policing Unit on 101, quoting ISR 397 of December 23.
Otherwise people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Anyone with information on the driver and the passenger is asked to contact police