Carjackers attack mother in front of her 'terrified' daughter

Axe-wielding carjackers attack mother in front of her ‘terrified’ daughter, 12, before driving off in her BMW outside Morrisons

  •  Woman targeted by four masked men as she parked vehicle outside Morrisons
  •  Keys were snatched from her hand and she was pushed to the ground at 7.10pm
  • Her daughter had watched incident unfold as she returned to car with trolley 

A mother out shopping with her ‘terrified’ daughter was attacked by axe-wielding carjackers who took off in her BMW, police said today.

The woman, 35, had parked her vehicle outside Morrisons in Castle Bromwich, Solihull when four masked man – one of whom was carrying the weapon – demanded her keys. 

The keys were snatched from her hand and she was pushed to the floor at around 7.10pm on Friday.

Three of the men got in the car and drove away, hitting a pavement near the front of the shop before speeding out of the car park.

The woman, 35, had parked her vehicle (pictured) outside Morrisons in Castle Bromwich, Solihull when four masked man – one of whom was carrying the weapon – demanded her keys

The fourth man left in a car the group arrived in, believed to be a silver estate.

The woman’s 12-year-old daughter saw what happened as she returned to the car with a trolley.

Members of the public came to comfort the victims, who were left shaken but with no visible injuries.

DC Kerrie Galloway, from West Midlands Police Force CID, said: ‘This was a terrifying, intimidating attack by four men who could clearly see that the victim and her young daughter were alone.

‘Not only did the victim’s daughter witness their car being stolen but she also had to see her mother being pushed to the floor with one of the offenders having an axe.

‘I urge the members of the public who witnessed this incident and bravely came to the aid of the victims to contact us. 

Three of the men got in the car and drove away, hitting a pavement near the front of the shop before speeding out of the car park. Pictured: The Morrisons in Castle Bromwich

‘Any further information in relation to the car that the offenders arrived in, their identity and any sighting of the victim’s stolen car would be greatly appreciated along with any dash-cam or recordings of the incident.’

Police are trying to trace both vehicles and have released an image of the woman’s car.

The robbers were described as having dark skin, wearing black clothing with snood-style face coverings. They had local accents.

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