Police have issued a warning over a possible new car robbery scam after a woman's keyless vehicle was stolen.

The theft took place after the victim was involved in a minor bump with another vehicle on Thursday, October 10.

Following the collision the woman got out of her vehicle to exchange details with the other driver involved.

Another person approached her vehicle on foot, got inside and managed to drive off.

Police have said because the vehicle was keyless, and the woman was nearby with the key, the vehicle could be started as it was within the range.

Officers for Greater Manchester Police's Pennine team said it is a 'coincidence' they have never experienced before.

 

A statement on the GMP Peninne Facebook page said: "Having only this week warned of the danger in relation to insecure vehicles being targeted this is a method of offending I had not anticipated and wouldn't’t have expected the victim to have considered either.

"It may simply be a one off unusual coincidence, but I wanted to share the brief details of this incident with the community in case this is a new method of stealing vehicles."