Disabled woman dragged out of car and punched during horrific city robbery

A young disabled woman was punched and dragged out of a car during a violent robbery .

The terrified 23-year-old was a passenger in the vehicle during the carjacking .

It happened outside a clothing store in Sparkhill, Birmingham, at 8.20pm on Wednesday May 22.

The yobs sped away in the mobility car – thought to be a white VW Tiguan, Birmingham Live says.

Alia Latif Mir, who saw the horror, told the publication: "A young Asian man wearing a dark hoodie holding a long metal bar smashed the driver's side window whilst a young disabled girl was sat in the car.

"He physically assaulted her repeatedly, before pushing her out of the car.

"He drove off, leaving her hurt and distressed, but she managed to find her way back to her family."

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She said the family had travelled to Birmingham from West Yorkshire and had been in shopping in the city.

The woman added: "If anybody could help catch this person as he will do this again.

"This has left the girl traumatised and also her family."

The car is still missing and a reward is being offered for information.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police confirmed a 23-year-old female passenger in the parked car was threatened with a stick.

"He ordered her to open the driver's door and he got in and started to drive off with the woman still inside," he said.

"After a short distance he pulled over, punched her in the arm and threw her out before fleeing with the vehicle."

Any witnesses to the carjacking, or has information about it, is asked to phone police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting crime reference number 20BE/121511C/19.

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