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"A CAR owner was beaten by a gang with a baseball bat who then stole his keys and drove off in his BMW.
The 40-year-old victim was leaving a friend’s house in Paddock Way, Hinckley, at 10.10pm on Tuesday January 25 when he was approached by three men who proceeded to attack him with the weapon.

Two of the suspects then drove off in the blue BMW Alpina towards Coventry Road, while the third man walked off in the same direction carrying the baseball bat. The victim required hospital treatment for injuries to his face.

Every member of the gang was white, in their late teens or early 20s, and wearing dark clothing.
Detective Sergeant Kenny Henry, who is investigating the incident, said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident to get in touch. Did you see the suspects hanging around in the area before the incident?

“Did you see three men fitting the description of the offenders in the Paddock way area on Tuesday? Did you see someone running in the direction of Coventry Road? If you can assist with any aspect of the investigation then I would urge you to contact us.”
The attack has been linked to a series of car thefts over the winter which saw cars and vans stolen after they were left unattended with the keys in the ignition while they were defrosting or making deliveries.

Officers believe that a gang is operating across the region and are sharing information with Warwickshire and West Midlands Police forces.
Inspector Rich Ward, of Hinckley police station, said: “This guy’s clearly been targeted for his BMW. The level of violence is wholly unnecessary and it was a nasty attack. He was lucky the injuries were actually quite light considering how the attack happened. It is something we don’t usually see in Hinckley. It just shows what people are capable of doing to get hold of car keys.”
Anyone with any information on the Paddock Way attack can contact DS Kenny Henry on 0116 222 2222, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 1559. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."


Victim is attacked with baseball bat as robbers steal his car - Hinckley Times
 

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Absolutely brutal. I hope they catch those punks and recover his car in tact.
 

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man gangs everywhere.....sux
I do not have a great feeling about the outcome of the car....
 

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this happens all over the uk you just dont hear about it so much.. hes lucky it was just a baseball bat and that hes still alive
 
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