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Man attacked on his own driveway in violent carjacking

CCTV footage of the attack Credit: Birmingham Mail

A security company boss from Castle Bromwich has been attacked on his own driveway in a violent carjacking.

Vince Cappellie was targeted outside his home on Stoneymore Drive on February 25.

Dramatic CCTV footage shows Mr Cappellie kissing wife Jennifer, 47, goodbye as he was about to leave for work.

Suddenly two man in balaclavas rush from a Ford Kuga parked nearby, began hitting him and demanded the keys to his Audi Q7 parked in the drive.

Father-of-two Mr Cappellie, 57, refused and was then violently attacked with heavy iron bars.

Mr Cappellie said:

They told me to hand over the keys and I in no uncertain terms told them they weren’t going to have them.

When I fell over they started kicking me and hitting me with the iron bars.

The bars were about a foot and a half long and they were very heavy, I can tell you.

They were trying to get the keys from me and I just wasn’t going to let them have them.

I lifted my head and they kicked me twice in the face - when I put my arm up to protect myself they managed to snatch the keys.

– Vince Cappellie
CCTV footage of the attack Credit: Birmingham Mail

One man then got into the Audi Q7 as Mr Cappellie lay injured on the ground.

As they reversed off the drive Jennifer, who had been trying to call neighbours to help, got into her own car and tried to cut them off.

She nearly succeeded in cutting them off but the men just managed to get away.

When paramedics arrived they thought both Mr Cappellie’s arms were broken but it turned out it was just heavy bruising.

Mr Cappellie added: “We need to catch these men before they strike again.”

Police are appealing for help to catch the men responsible for the attack.

Anyone with information should contact DC Jon Rankin at Solihull police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.