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Police investigate series of knife-point carjackings in Coventry

Police in Coventry are investigating a series of knife-point carjackings across the city.

The first incident happened on Saturday evening.

Here is the full statement from West Midlands Police:

"Police are investigating after a car was stolen at knifepoint in the Stoke area of Coventry on Saturday afternoon (3 August).

"A 65-year-old man was on Lauras Walk at 6pm when he was approached by two men in a stolen white Ford Fiesta with blue stripes down the side.

"The men, who were brandishing a knife, demanded the keys to his Peugeot 4007. Fearing for his safety, he handed them over and the suspects sped off in the Fiesta and the Peugeot.

"Just after 11pm the stolen car was involved in a collision with a Mercedes on Hall Green Road at the junction with Windmill Road.

"The Mercedes was also stolen. Both cars have been recovered for forensic analysis and an investigation is underway.

"Police are treating this as a series of linked incidents.

"Anyone with information can contact police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk from 8am - midnight, or call 101 anytime. Please quote crime number 20CV/184489U/19."

The second took place in the city centre last night (Monday, 5 August).

Here is the police statement:

"Police are investigating a carjacking in Jordan Well, Coventry city centre, at around 9:35pm last night.

"The driver of a Vauxhall Corsa and his friend were threatened with a knife by two men who took the keys and drove off.

"Fortunately neither of the men were injured.

"Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime quoting 20CV/186240z/19.

"Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Police have not said whether they are linking the incidents.

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