Man Seriously Injured In Attempted Car Robbery, Leamington
14 January 2011 14:42
Police in Leamington are appealing for witnesses or information following a sustained assault on a 31-year-old male as he got out of his car in Leamington.
The man was accosted after parking his car in a private car park at an address in Avenue Road in Leamington Spa at around 5.30pm on Thursday 13 January.
He was just leaving his car when up to four males, all with their faces covered, jumped over a low wall from a neighbouring property and attempted to take the keys to the man's black Audi S4.
A struggle ensued during which the car keys were lost.
The masked men kicked the car owner to the floor and two of them continued a sustained assault on him, kicking him for some time while the others searched unsuccessfully for the keys.
The men stole a wallet, mobile phone and other items belonging to the man before running off.
The Audi car was not stolen.
The man was taken to Warwick Hospital where he received treatment for serious head injuries.
He has been detained, although his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Police would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious, or out of the ordinary in Avenue Road, Leamington between 5pm - 5.30pm on Thursday 13 January.
Detective Inspector Liam Barry, from Leamington CID said,
"This man was subjected to a sustained attack by this gang of men who it is clear are not afraid to use violence.
"We must trace them and we want to hear from anyone who may have any information, no matter how small or insignificant you may think it is.
"It could be the vital key to help us to identify who these people are."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Alexandra Peel at Leamington CID on 01926 415000 x 4016.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.