Mercedes stolen and victim beaten with weapon in Edgbaston car-jacking
Written by Tristan Harris on March 26, 2019
A MAN was beaten and had his Mercedes stolen in a car-jacking in Edgbaston, at 8.30pm last night.
The victim was approached by up to seven men in Calthorpe Road who knocked him to the floor, hit him across the head with a weapon, took the keys to the car and then all clambered in before speeding off.
The victim, who was in his 40s, suffered a cut to his head and was taken to hospital.
Police have released these pictures of people they want to speak to about the incident.
Det Sgt Simon Kershaw, from West Midlands Police CID, said: “This was a nasty robbery where the carjackers were not afraid to use violence.
“They were determined to steal a car and willing to inflict injury to achieve their aim.
“This was a frightening ordeal for the victim, who suffered a cut to the head which required hospital treatment.
“The offenders drove off at speed, putting pedestrians and other road users at risk, and we are asking for the public’s help in tracing those responsible.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.