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New appeal over carjack terror gang; thugs targeted mum's audi while child was still inside.

Byline: JANE TYLER News Reporter jane.tyler@reachplc.com

POLICE have made a fresh appeal to catch armed carjackers who targeted a mum's Audi - with her young child inside.

Thugs ambushed the 24-year-old mother in broad daylight on Oakland Road, Moseley on Friday July 26.

Four masked thugs brandishing a crowbar rushed their victim shortly after she pulled up in her PS55,000 Audi SQ5 She was unloading the car, with her three-year-old son in the back seat and a friend in the front, when the terror unfolded.

The mum, who does not wish to be named, said: "Three of them came rushing up to me with their faces covered.

"They had a crowbar and started shouting first at my friend to give them her handbag, and at me, screaming for the keys.

"Immediately, my instinct was to protect the two people with me and I did everything in my power to do that.

"They had a crowbar but weren't hitting me with it, and didn't have knives or guns so I thought 'Well, if they were going to hit me they'd have done it by now.

"One of them had got into the car and was trying to start it and I shouted 'My son's in the car!' "The car wouldn't start and I tried shutting the door on the one who had got inside - but he managed to move just before I could.

"They pushed my friend over and she was yelling at me to just give them the keys, but I said 'I can't because my baby's in the car.'.

"I also knew that my friend had phoned the police and other people in the road had as well so help wasn't very far away."

Eventually, the gang ran away and she rushed over to get her son out of the car.

Anyone with information should contact West Midlands Police them on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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