Birmingham & Black Country

Bentley Continental stolen at knifepoint

Masked carjackers held a knife to the throat of a businessman before stealing his Bentley Continental GTC, valued at £125,000.

Two men approached him in Chester Road, Streetly, West Midlands, as he arrived for work on Friday.

They threatened him before driving off with the boot still open, police said.

The car has a distinctive four-digit number plate and is black with a red leather interior. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

'Powerful car'

The offenders are described as black males and both around 5ft 6" tall, police said.

Det Con Tara Powell, from West Midlands Police, said: "The victim pulled up outside his business premises and was approached by the offenders.

"One of the men held a knife to his throat and threatened him. They drove off still wearing the balaclavas.

"Two men driving such a powerful, valuable car with the top down would have looked very conspicuous and we're appealing for anyone who witnessed the attack, or later saw the vehicle, to contact us."

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