A driver has been treated in hospital after being hit over the head with a baseball bat as a gang stole his car in Rochdale.
The victim, 68-year-old Paul Schofield, was parked up in his black Ford Fiesta ST2 on Leamington Street at 10.55pm on Saturday 3 November 2018 when a White Nissan Juke passed by and parked up around the corner.
Three men armed with baseball bats got out of the Nissan and approached Mr Schofield’s vehicle.
One of the men demanded that he got out of the car, before hitting him over the head with a baseball bat.
A female passenger was then threatened by the other two men who told her to get out of the car and leave her handbag behind.
The offenders then split up and drove away Mr Schofield’s car and the Nissan Juke.
The victim sustained a large laceration to his head and was taken to hospital for treatment.
The stolen vehicle, a black Ford Fiesta ST2 registration MM17 YAF is still outstanding.
- Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 8756 quoting incident 2409 of 03/11/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.