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Man in forensic-style boiler suit steals a BMW from King Street, Chatham

By Rachel Dixon

A couple had their two BMWs targeted by a sinister figure in a 'forensic-style' paper boiler suit who drove off in one of them.

The man was spotted skulking around King Street in Chatham at 9.40pm yesterday wearing normal clothes.

But at around 1am CCTV caught him wearing the all-in-one and pulling up in a silver BMW. He broke into a white BMW which belonged to Ashley Sains.

A man in a blue boiler suit breaks into a white BMW in King Street, Chatham

He took Ray-Ban sunglasses and a bottle of aftershave.

Then he snatched a set of keys from the glove compartment, which belonged to Mr Sains' girlfriend Danielle Wherton.

Two hours later the boiler-suited thief returned and used the keys to unlock Miss Wherton's black BMW 118d and zoom off. It had been parked next to Mr Sains' white car.

This black BMW was stolen from King Street, Chatham
This black BMW was stolen from King Street, Chatham

Mr Sains, 25, and Miss Wherton, from Essex, have today been out on the streets trying to track down the car.

His mother Sally has put out an appeal on Facebook to try to find the car.

Mrs Sains said: "We've caught the whole thing on our CCTV and got the police round this morning.

The Sains' CCTV shows the three cars involved in the incident in King Street, Chatham
The Sains' CCTV shows the three cars involved in the incident in King Street, Chatham

"The man was wearing this forensic-style, paper, boiler suit and a scarf so we couldn't see his face at all.

"Ashley is gutted and Danielle has been crying. I'm worried they'll be coming back for Ashley's car.

"Danielle lives in Essex so had made the trip up for the weekend.

"They had just come back from watching Ashley playing football - he plays for Cray Valley.

"She must have left her keys in his car.

"The set had her house keys attached too and she had to call her mum in a panic to get their locks changed.

"She says she just wants her car back, even if someone else has driven it, she says it has never let her down."

Mrs Sains added: "There wasn't much petrol in there so they must have had to stop at a petrol station nearby.

"We've lived here for 30 years and never had any trouble, this is just awful."

The police are investigating.

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Kent Police on 01634 792209 giving reference 14-0465.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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