A VINTAGE car has been stolen from a vulnerable pensioner in Basingstoke last weekend.

The theft happened outside a property in Stag Hill, Basingstoke.

The distinctive classic white Mercedes-Benz was stolen after a man approached the pensioner and suggested he wanted to purchase the vehicle.

Hampshire police is now appealing for witnesses and information following the report of theft.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson said the car was stolen at around 4pm on Saturday, June 18.

The last four digits of its registration plate are 864F.

The spokesperson said: “It was reported that a man approached the owner of the vehicle, who is a vulnerable elderly man, outside his home and suggested he wanted to purchase the vehicle.

“He then took the car for a test drive but did not return.”

Officers have now launched an investigation and are appealing for witnesses.

If you have seen the car or have any information that may lead to its recovery, please call 101 or submit a report online, quoting the crime reference number 44220246641.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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