DETECTIVES in Bromsgrove investigating an incident in which a motorist was forced into the back of his car, have released a CCTV image of men who may have information.
The victim, a 20-year-old man, was filling up on the Texaco petrol station's forecourt in Birmingham Road, when he was asked for a lift to Charford by three men. They then stood in front of his Peugeot 206 to prevent him driving away, grabbed the keys from the ignition, and forced him into the back seat.
One of them drove the car at speed to Rock Hill, via Worcester Road, where it clipped the kerb, causing damage, and the spare wheel slung under the boot fell off.
At Rock Hill the offenders got out and made off down an alleyway towards the Charford estate, leaving the vehicle’s owner shaken but unhurt.
An image of three men has been released, who were in the vicinity of Birmingham Road at 3.20am on Saturday, February 1, when the incident happened.
Detective Constable Jo Hembry, of North Worcestershire CID, said: “We believe the three men in the CCTV image may have information that could be very useful to our enquiries and I would urge them to come forward and talk to us.
"Alternatively we would like to hear from anyone who recognises them or thinks they know who they are.
“It was a very unpleasant experience for the victim, whose car was damaged during the incident.
"If you have any information or know who was involved then it is important that you contact us without delay.”
Detectives can be contacted on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident reference 125-S-010214 .
Alternatively, details may also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.