Two masked thugs throw woman to the ground in terrifying carjacking attempt at petrol station before staff armed with BROOMS chase them off
- Two men approach female motorist outside a petrol station in Birmingham
- The pair crowd her against her car before one drags her to the floor by her coat
- Staff from the station’s Spar shop then charge at attackers armed with brooms
A terrified motorist is thrown to the ground by thugs who demand her car keys – before rescuers armed with brooms chase off her attackers.
The shocking CCTV clip, filmed in Birmingham, captures the motorist as she returns to her car after paying for fuel at Merestones Service Station.
But as she approaches the white Mercedes A-Class, two men who had been lurking around a corner dash towards her with their faces covered.
Two hooded men approach a motorist as she steps inside her car outside an Esso petrol station in Birmingham
The pair crowd the terrified motorist against her car and demand she hands over her car keys. A man in a black coat then grabs the woman’s bag and throws her to the floor.
Figures in the station’s Spar shop can be seen jumping to action as they hear the victim scream and notice the situation outside.
The second man, wearing a white hat, steps inside the car as his partner suddenly sprints away.
But he soon follows suit as he also notices a staff member running towards them armed with a broom.
The pair crowd the motorist against her car as she stands with the door open near to a Spar
One of the pair, in a black coat, then grabs the woman by her coat and throws her to the ground
The employee, who is soon joined by a second staff member, chases the two men away from the petrol station.
The fallen motorist then stands up and dials a number on her phone as the employees jog towards her.
The CCTV clip, from early Sunday morning, was posted online with the warning: ‘Can everyone please share. Nowhere is safe these days, be vigilant.
‘This happened at a petrol station in Birmingham.’
But the pair are chased away by a staff member who emerges from Spar armed with a broom
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: ‘Police are investigating the attempted robbery of a car from Merestones Service Station on Fox Hollies Road, Acocks Green on Sunday 6 January.
‘A woman had filled up her Mercedes A class car at around 7.10am. She went into the garage to pay for the fuel and as she returned to her car, she was approached by two men, with covered faces, who demanded her car keys.
‘They grabbed at the woman’s bag and caused her to fall over. The woman screamed and a member or staff ran out of the garage shop, at which point, the two assailants ran off.
‘The woman was did not suffer any injuries. No-one has been arrested and police enquiries are ongoing.’