Man’s shock over at­tempted car-jacking

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The job pays £8.45 an hour and also on of­fer are a raft of ben­e­fits which in­clude a Mer­lin Magic pass, 25 per cent dis­count in Mer­lin shops and res­tau­rants, 40 per cent dis­count on­line off LEGO and more be­sides. The clos­ing date is June 1. To ap­ply, go to www.mer­lin. ta­leo.net/ca­reer­sec­tion/4/job­de­tail.ftl?job=WAR000098&tz=GM T%2B01%3A00 A MAN from Coven­try has told of his anger at be­ing the vic­tim of an at­tempted car-jacking.

The man, who doesn’t want to be iden­ti­fied, says a man at­tempted to get into his £25,000 VW Golf on Tues­day night.

He’d stopped at a red traf­fic light on King­field Road when a car pulled up ad­ja­cent to him.

He said: “The lights were red, and the cars were go­ing into sin­gle file be­cause of the roadworks.

“But the first car that went to file in pulled up ad­ja­cent to me. It had three peo­ple in it, and the driver rolled down the win­dow, stop­ping traf­fic to do it all.

“The pas­sen­ger got out the back and came round to my car and tried to open my back door.”

“I heard them mum­bling some­thing so thought it was a case of mis­taken iden­tity. I tried to move round the cones within the roadworks but then the guy who got out the car went to open the driver’s door, and then tried to break the win­dow.

“If it wasn’t me, but a more vul­ner­a­ble per­son, it would have been ter­ri­fy­ing.

“They pulled right up to me, but in some way, it didn’t re­ally sink it what was hap­pen­ing un­til I got home.

“I’m now more an­gry than any­thing that these peo­ple can get away with some­thing so sin­is­ter like this.

“I’ve spo­ken to the po­lice and they said they would be in­ves­ti­gat­ing.”

West Mid­lands Po­lice said: “I can con­firm we are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a re­port of three men try­ing to get into a car at a set of traf­fic lights on King­field Road at the junc­tion of Lock­hurst Lane at around 9.30pm on Tues­day May 24.”

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