West Midlands Police are investigating after a man was targeted by a lad who tried to drag him away from his car in Rubery this morning (Friday 24th November).

The incident happened as the man was de-frosting his car in Cock Hill Lane just before 8am. He had started the ignition then got out to scrape his windows when a youth approached and tried to drag him away from the vehicle. The offender tried to get into the car but ran off when the man fought back.

Officers were on scene within minutes of the man’s 999 call and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101 quoting log number 414 2411. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org 

With winter set to bite this week and with temperatures hovering around freezing during the night and early mornings, drivers are reminded to take care when warming and de-icing their vehicles.

Never leave your car unattended while the engine is running. Be aware of people around you and remove your keys while you scrape around the vehicle.

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