This is the terrifying moment when a brave driver tries to fend off a gang of teenage car thieves before being thrown out of his BMW.
Cops estimate the group of thugs stole as many as 100 cars in a violent rampage of burglaries and car thefts over the past year.
A clip of one of the crimes shared by police shows a man grappling with three masked thieves as they try to steal his white BMW M3 from his Birmingham car park.
The driver bravely fought off the criminals for a while and tried to climb into the vehicle to prevent the theft.
However, the numerical strength of the gang overwhelmed him and he was violently thrown from the car, which was then driven away by a member of the group.
The other thugs escaped in a dark-colored car they pulled up in when the altercation began.
But their victim can rest assured that West Midlands Police eventually apprehended the gang after a high-speed pursuit in Oldbury, West Midlands.
The chase reached speeds of up to 132mph and saw the thugs drive down the wrong side of a residential street before police used a spike to burst the tires of two stolen cars.
Police believe the group is responsible for a series of thefts between December 2020 and December 2021.
They have linked her to the “nasty” carjacking shown in the video, as well as stealing a woman’s car after she broke into her home in Knowle, West Midlands, while she was sleeping.
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They also confirmed that four members of the gang of seven were arrested after the 40-mile chase.
Jordan Jones, 19, and three 16-year-olds have been arrested over the incident, while Jamoy Simpson, 19, and two other teenagers have been arrested over separate thefts.
Detectives initially investigated 15 thefts but expanded that number to 97 offenses after examining the gang’s phones.
Among them are said to have been Instagram posts that showed two of the 16-year-olds in the trunk of a BMW M4 that had been reported stolen.
All seven pleaded guilty to various charges in October and five of them were convicted on Wednesday 16 November.
Simpson was sentenced to nine years and six months in prison for robbery and conspiracy to commit burglary, while Jones received four years and two months for conspiracy to commit burglary.
A 17-year-old boy was sentenced to four years and 11 months on robbery and conspiracy to break in, while one of the 16-year-olds was sentenced to four years and six months on the same charges.
Finally, a 16-year-old boy was sentenced to 12 months in prison on a lesser charge and released on timely serving.
Two other 16-year-olds will be sentenced on December 1st.
Detective Sergeant Wayne Dudley, who led the investigation, said: “It is shocking that a group of mostly children could be responsible for such a large scale burglary and auto theft conspiracy.
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“Most vehicles were stolen by snapping door locks and forcing entry. Some car keys were stolen while people were sleeping, but CCTV footage we released shows they were ready to confront victims and use violence.
“It was a really complex, detailed investigation with seven perpetrators and at least 97 crimes.”