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Woman robbed at knifepoint in Asda car park as police hunt ‘armed’ suspect

Police are searching for wanted suspect Lee Martin over a series of violent attacks in the West Midlands, including a woman being threatened with a knife during a carjacking attack in an Asda car park

‘Armed and dangerous’ Lee Martin, 41, is wanted in connection with a spate of violent attacks across the West Midlands

A woman was threatened with a knife during a terrifying carjacking attack in broad daylight in an Asda car park.

The incident happened at a supermarket in Barnes Hill, Birmingham, at lunchtime on September 10.

The woman’s grey Nissan Qashqai has since been recovered by police.

West Midlands Police is searching for “armed and dangerous” suspect Lee Martin in connection with the horrifying attack, BirminghamLive reports.

Martin is also wanted in connection with an attempted burglary four hours later, when a house was broken into in Stonebrook Way, Harborne.



A woman was threatened with a knife while her car was robbed in a horror attack in an Asda car park
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The householder reportedly disturbed a knife-wielding burglar.

Officers are urgently looking for Martin in connection with a spate of violent attacks across the West Midlands.

Timeline

The 41-year-old is wanted on suspicion of kidnapping, beating, and stabbing a woman who is known to him on Sunday, September 5, in Solihull.

The woman luckily managed to get away and her injuries are not life threatening.

Since then, police have been searching for Martin in connection with a number of violent acts throughout the area.

On August 8, police suspect Mr Martin stole a black BMW from a woman in Kings Heath Park.

The car was found two days later on Branscombe Close.

Another car was stolen just before 7.45pm on September 11.

A frightened woman was threatened with a knife after dropping her daughter off at university.

Her navy-blue Vauxhall Corsa was stolen in Lionel Street in the centre of Birmingham.

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Superintendent Darren Walsh said: “All police forces in the country have been told that Lee Martin is wanted but we strongly suspect that he is still hiding out somewhere in Birmingham.

“In all of the crimes that he is suspected of carrying out, knives have been used meaning Lee Martin is possibly armed and very dangerous. That’s why we’re asking you to dial 999 if you see him.”

Crimestoppers have offered a £3,000 reward for information that leads to Lee Martin’s arrest.


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