- 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.
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