Terrified mum carjacked by axe gang at Morrisons in front of her daughter, 12
Police have launched an urgent investigation after a mum was carjacked by an axe-wielding gang.
The 35-year-old woman was accompanied by her daughter, 12, who witnessed the crime.
The victim had just parked her BMWn the Morrisons car park in Castle Bromwich.
The incident took place on Friday, October, 2, at around 7.10pm.
She was approached by four masked men, one of whom was brandishing an axe, and demanded her keys.
They snatched them from her hand and she was pushed to the floor.
Three of the men got in the car and drove away, hitting a kerb near the front of the shop before speeding out of the car park.
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The fourth man made is get away in a silver estate, which is believed to be the car they used to travel to the car park.
The woman’s 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.
“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 and their accents were local.
If you have information you get in touch on the West Midlands Police website via Live Chat, quoting 20SH/239043F/20.
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