Pensioner threatened with a large kitchen knife in an attempted car-jacking - The Solihull Observer

Pensioner threatened with a large kitchen knife in an attempted car-jacking

Solihull Editorial 3rd Nov, 2016   0

A PENSIONER was threatened with a large kitchen knife before being assaulted and pushed to the floor in an attempted car-jacking.

The 75-year-old was forced to stop his car beneath the railway bridge on Roberts Road in Acocks Green before being threatened on October 31.

Dash-cam footage captures the moment the three men with an imitation firearm and a large kitchen knife forced him to get out of his Ford S-Max before driving off in the vehicle.

The men only managed to drive a matter of yards before stalling the car on Oxford Road, and were unable to restart the engine.




The fearless pensioner confronted the thieves and was assaulted and pushed to the floor.

After hearing the commotion, local residents came out to help – however the trio, unable to start the car without the key, ran off down Roberts Road.


Investigating Officer Tom Lyons said: “Clearly this would have been a terrifying ordeal for anyone and I want to commend the bravery of the victim.

“Thankfully he was not seriously injured and his actions prevented the thieves from successfully stealing the car.

“As such we’ve been able to secure good quality dash cam footage from the on-board camera, and our main priority now is to identify these men as quickly as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact Detective Constable Tom Lyons from Stechford police station by calling 101 or emailing [email protected]

Alternatively information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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