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A Man Tried To Steal A Porsche By Cutting A Hole In Its Roof

Police are searching for the would-be car thief after he ran off when he couldn’t get the vehicle started.

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"The suspect is described as a black man in his twenties, 6 feet tall with black hair and a dark beard. He was wearing a blue puffer jacket, white jeans, and a grey beanie hat," police said.

Appeal to help identify this man in connection with several incidents in #Westminster. Call 101 quoting ref 191011 https://t.co/uDETWWCyAV

A man matching the same description was also reported to have scratched a grey Porsche, and tried to gain entry to it with a knife, nearby on the same day.

Later that day, police attended an incident at JD Sports on Oxford Street, where a man believed to be the same suspect tried to leave the shop with stolen trainers and tracksuit bottoms and threatened staff with a knife when challenged.

Laura Silver is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Laura Silver at laura.silver@buzzfeed.com.

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