“While violent car-jackings such as this are rare, we understand the fear this incident has caused in the Selly Oak area.

“We have extra officers on patrol 24 hours a day, particularly around the student community, many of whom are new to the area.”

Police in Heeley Road, Selly Oak.
Police in Heeley Road, Selly Oak. (Image: @SnapperSK)

Anyone with information should call West Midlands Police on 999 or Live Chat via WMP Online from 8am until midnight quoting log number 700 from 7 October.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.