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Masked man strikes in Kings Heath carjacking

Grove Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The car was stolen in Grove Road, Kings Heath

A man wearing a mask targeted a woman in a carjacking, police said.

Officers were called to reports of a robbery in Grove Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, just after 22:00 GMT on Sunday.

West Midlands Police says two men threatened a woman before driving off in her white Mercedes A-Class car. The woman was shaken but not injured.

Officers say a dedicated operation is in place to address a recent spike in car robberies in the area.

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The men are described as black, with one about 5ft 10in (1.8m) tall, of slim build and wearing a green and white mask.

'Dedicated operation'

The car - registration KW65 AXK - has black wing mirrors and black alloy wheels, police said.

Last month a woman was attacked in Kings Heath with a stun device during a carjacking - the sixth such attack in as many days.

Det Sgt Toni Holl, from the investigation team at Bournvillle Lane police station, said: "We have a dedicated operation in place to address the recent spike in car robberies and have arrested several people.

"Four of those - including two youths aged 14 - have since been charged and put before the courts.

"We do not believe Sunday's incident is linked to these offences."

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