Thieves see mum entering Asda before snatching her car in a cold-blooded robbery.
SHAMELESS robbers watched a mother and her two young sons enter an Asda before stealing her car, which had £250 worth of ‘back to school’ shopping.
On Tuesday afternoon, the criminals broke into a grey Ford Focus ST in the supermarket parking lot and drove away. It occurred seconds after Leanne Wilkinson, 37, and her family exited their car and entered the supermarket to shop for food.
I’m still reeling from the news. I merely went to Asda for a quick trip. We can’t believe what we’re hearing.
The mother of three had completed the bulk of her back-to-school shopping elsewhere and needed to stop at an Asda in Hyde, Greater Manchester, for food on her way home.
“I’m still reeling from the news. I merely went to Asda for a quick trip. Leanne told Manchester Evening News, “We just can’t believe it.”
“The boys grumbled about it, but I insisted that we stop at Asda on the way home. It happened there, and everything was still in the car.
“When I got out of Asda, I glanced in the spot where I’d parked and saw a different car there. I looked about, unsure if I had left it somewhere else, but it was unmistakably there.
“I’m just grateful they didn’t approach me while I was still in the car with the kids,” says the mother. We’re all well and haven’t been injured.”
A store manager reviewed CCTV footage and informed Leanne that a silver Volkswagen Golf had followed her into the parking lot and had pulled up alongside her.
Leanne’s car has keyless entry, and it’s thought the burglars used a gadget to intercept the signal because the car was locked when she and her two sons, ages 10 and 7, went to the supermarket.
“I have no idea how long they were following me,” Leanne, a housing association officer, said.
“I don’t recall seeing a silver car, but I was driving with the boys in the back, and they were arguing at one point, so I wasn’t paying attention.
“However, the manager stated that the automobile had unmistakably followed me into the parking lot.
“I keep recalling the items in the car – small trinkets like a crystal pen my husband bought for one of our wedding anniversaries.
“I made a blunder by leaving a job.”Brinkwire Summary News”.