Appeal after car-jacking at Ventura Park

Friday, 20th November 2020

  • A blue Audi S3 was stolen by masked men.
  • The victim was pushed to the ground by three masked men.

DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a reported car-jacking in Tamworth.

Officers were called to the Ventura Retail Park, by Marks and Spencer, shortly before 20.00 GMT on Thursday 19 November following reports a blue Audi S3 had been stolen by masked men.

The victim had been putting away his trolley after shopping when a car, described as similar to a dark coloured Volkswagen Tiguan pulled up alongside him.

He was then pushed to the ground by three masked men – who demanded his keys. The group then drove off in both cars.

The stolen vehicle has since been recovered in Birmingham but an investigation, to identify those responsible, is now underway.

DS Richard Dancey of Staffordshire Police Southern CID said:

“This was a brazen attack on someone who had just been going about their daily business.

“We’re happy that the vehicle has been recovered but we are continuing to carry out an investigation to find those responsible.”

The news comes just over a week after we reported a separate car-jacking near Tamworth. In this incident, at Bassetts Pole, a 55-year-old woman was threatened by a group of Asian men with two large machetes before stealing her black Volkswagen GTI.

You can pass information to Staffordshire Police by calling 101, via their website www.staffordshire.police.uk or via their Facebook or Twitter pages quoting incident number 606 of 19 November.

You can also report information about crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Here at Tamworth Informed, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all NHS Staff, Care Workers, Emergency Service Workers, Shop Staff and anyone else helping to keep us safe, healthy, fed, watered or connected to vital services during this difficult time of “Lockdown 2.0”. Please stay safe and look after each other.

Tamworth Informed Editor

When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we reduce the spread of the infection.
That is why, from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, you must:

● Stay at home, except for specific purposes.
● Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
● Close certain businesses and venues.

Find out more information about COVID-19 on the NHS 111 website here