Alert driver es­capes bid to steal car

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

AN Audi driver es­caped car­jack­ers at a busi­ness park af­ter spot­ting a warn­ing on Face­book.

The man, who wished to re­main anony­mous, was am­bushed by a bala­clava-clad thug as he tried to leave Birm­ing­ham Busi­ness Park, Soli­hull Park­way, on Tues­day night.

But the 33-year-old es­caped be­cause he had al­ready spot­ted the men and read Face­book alerts.

He was ap­proach­ing his car at 6.30pm when he saw two men in a black VW Pas­sat parked nearby.

He said: “It caught my eye as I had read ear­lier on the Stolen Cars Mid­lands Face­book group about a black sa­loon car go­ing around.

“When I looked in the driver’s seat one of the guys slouched down so I couldn’t see him. I was lucky I hadn’t reached my car yet, else I would’ve had nowhere to run.

“A big guy jumped out and started run­ning at me. He shouted at me say­ing: ‘Give me your f***** keys.’ I thought I’m not risk­ing it. I legged it down the car park and even­tu­ally he gave up chas­ing me.”

The po­lice ar­rived and es­corted him back to his car. He added: “Some­times I think: ‘Oh God why did I buy that, it’s not worth the has­sle but the other part of me thinks, ‘We can’t let them win’.”

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