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Man stabbed in chest by robber during violent carjacking

By David Banner | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

A man has been seriously injured after being stabbed in the chest by a robber who stole his car.

Part of the road cordoned off as the investigation gets underway. Picture: @snappersk

Police are hunting for the attacker after the violent carjacking in Birmingham last night.

The victim, a 31-year-old man from Bromsgrove, had walked to his car and was about to pull away when the knifeman opened the driver's door and attacked him before driving off in his silver VW Golf GTi.

Detectives say the victim has been stabilised in hospital where his condition is described as serious but is not feared to be life threatening.

Police want to trace the stolen car and the attacker.

Police at the scene. Picture: @snappersk

They are keen to hear from anyone who saw the robbery or the car being driven away.

Emergency services were called to help the man at around 7.45pm yesterday in Bunbury Road, Northfield.

Detective Inspector Chris Fox, of West Midlands Police, said: “We are working to build up a clearer picture of what happened – but at this stage we believe the victim was approached and stabbed by a man wearing a black puffa-style coat.

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“Bunbury Road is a busy thoroughfare and I’m sure there are plenty of potential witnesses who have either seen the attack – and perhaps not realised how serious it was – or have seen the silver VW Golf being driven away.

“I need people who were in Bunbury Road to get in touch as they might have seen something important.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact West Midlands Police on 101 quoting the log number 2718 20/10 – or ring the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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