Wo­man beaten in bru­tal car­jack­ing

Rochdale Observer - - NEWS -

AWOMAN was beaten with a weapon dur­ing a bru­tal car­jack­ing in Rochdale.

The 52-year-old was walk­ing through Mor­risons su­per­mar­ket car park and had reached for her keys when she was struck re­peat­edly over the head with an un­known ob­ject.

The two men who at­tacked her then de­manded the keys to her black BMW 1 Se­ries and drove away in the stolen ve­hi­cle. The vic­tim was taken to hos­pi­tal for treat­ment, hav­ing suf­fered bruis­ing to her body, cuts to her head and a bruised left eye.

Of­fi­cers are now ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent at 6.40pm on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 3, at the su­per­mar­ket on Kingsway.

One of the sus­pects was de­scribed as about 5ft 3in. He had a hood up and wore a round face mask. The other man was around 5ft 10in and medium build. Both were wear­ing all black out­fits.

Det Con David Read, of GMP’s Rochdale team, said: “Ev­ery­body should be free to go about their daily lives without fear of be­ing at­tacked when car­ry­ing out sim­ple tasks such as shop­ping. The au­dac­ity these two in­di­vid­u­als have shown by in­flict­ing wounds to the wo­man in a su­per­mar­ket car park is be­yond com­pre­hen­sion.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact po­lice on 0161 856 8564 or Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

Google streetview

●●The at­tack took place in the car park of the Mor­risons su­per­mar­ket on Kingsway

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.