Driver held in headlock as gang steal van during cruel carjacking in Tipton

Written by on September 8, 2019

A van driver was held in a headlock as two other thugs ripped the keys off him during a horrifying carjacking.

The three men – who are now being hunted – launched their attack in Tozer Street, Tipton, on Saturday, July 27.

They later fled the scene and the van was recovered later, a spokesman for West Midlands Police said.

Officers have realised a CCTV image of a man, who was spotted in the van, they want to speak to.

A spokesman for the force said: “Do you know this man?

“We want to speak to him after a van was stolen on Tozer Street in, Tipton, on the afternoon of Saturday 27 July.

“The owner of the van was gripped in a headlock, as two offenders took the keys from him. The van was later recovered and this man was seen in it.

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“Please contact police with information via Live Chat at  between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting crime reference 20SW/181546C/19.”

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