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Police hunt car-jacker who stabbed man on busy street

Photo of the scene in Northfield Credit: @SnapperSK

Detectives are hunting a robber who stabbed a man before stealing his car in Birmingham on Friday night.

Police were alerted by ambulance colleagues at 7.45pm to a man who’d suffered a serious chest wound in Bunbury Road, Northfield (20 October).

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

Photo of the scene in Northfield Credit: @SnapperSK

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

West Midlands Police detectives have launched an investigation to trace the stolen car and the attacker.

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

Photo of the scene in Northfield Credit: @SnapperSK

Detective Inspector Chris Fox 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.

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 at around 7.45pm last night to get in touch as they might have seen something important.

– Detective Inspector Chris Fox