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Last Updated: Thursday, 31 May 2007, 16:43 GMT 17:43 UK
3m mobile phone raid near M-way
The lorry was forced off the motorway
The lorry was forced off the motorway by the thieves
Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen a stolen car suspected of being used in a 3m mobile phone theft on the M3 to contact them.

Masked men in a black Subaru forced a van from mobile phone firm Vertu off a link road near junction 4a of the M3 in Farnborough, Hampshire, on Wednesday.

Four men from the car stole the phones. Police chased a Subaru which crashed and was abandoned in Slough, Berks.

Two Hertfordshire men, aged 26 and 27, were later arrested.

'Failed to stop'

Det Sgt Matt Watson, of Hampshire Constabulary, said: "The Subaru's received extensive rear damage during the incident and it is possible that someone may have seen it driving at speed on the M3.

"I am appealing for anyone driving between Farnborough and Slough who thinks they may have seen this vehicle to get in touch."

A spokesman from Thames Valley Police said: "Shortly after 3.30pm, a black Subaru failed to stop for a police car along the Wexham Road.

"The vehicle made off from officers and was later involved in a collision in Wexham Street, with three stationary vehicles and one moving vehicle.

"The Subaru was not in sight of the police car at the time of the collision."

Four men got out of the vehicle which was abandoned in Wexham Street, he added.


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