Woman run over by thieves stealing Audi outside family home
A woman was hit by a car and a man assaulted following a burglary in the Black Country.
The woman was trying to fend off a burglar who was stealing their Audi car from the driveway in Sedgley when she was struck on Saturday night.
While the man was injured after the burglars assaulted him as they tried flee the scene.
The burglars broke into a home in Northway through a back door at around 9pm. The homeowners were disturbed and the two men believed to have been involved in the break-in were chased down the street by the owner.
The 38-year-old man was assaulted and suffered a shoulder injury as the pair made their escape.
A third burglar who had the keys to an Audi S4 on the driveway – then reversed into another family member who tried to stop him stealing the vehicle.
The 60-year-old woman suffered cuts to her head and legs and had a hand injury. The car then hit another passing vehicle while trying to escape and the driver made off.
West Midlands Police has now launched an appeal to try and trace the culprits following the 'distressing' incident.
CCTV and house-to-house enquiries are being carried out to identify the three men who fled the scene empty-handed.
DC David Laver, from Force CID, said: "This was a particularly distressing incident for the two people who were hurt.
"Thankfully they were not more seriously injured but it was a traumatic ordeal and we need to catch those who were responsible."
Anyone with information about the burglary can call West Midlands Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 20DY/15938Q/19.
Alternatively, witnesses can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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