Stun-gun ordeal as man forced into car

Date published: 04 April 2013

A SHOCKED businessman was attacked with a stun gun and bundled into the back of his car.

The terrified, 35-year-old victim only escaped by leaping out as his attackers drove off.

The man suffered minor injuries as his attackers put a hood over his head and tried to tie him up during the attack in Cranbrook Street, Greenacres.

He was returning to his black Vauxhall Astra when two men wearing hoods and scarves demanded his car keys.

One of them pressed and fired a stun gun against his leg before he was bundled into the car.

But after a short tussle the man managed to jump out on Greenacres Road.

The car was later found abandoned on Spencer Street, Mumps. Detectives believe the local businessman was targeted for the keys to his business.

They are now appealing to anyone with information about the incident, which took place at 6pm on Monday, March 11, to come forward.

Detective Constable Mike Patterson said: “They are clearly a danger to the public and we need to catch them as soon as possible.

“Not content with using a firearm, they subjected him to the maximum amount of fear and intimidation. The victim is badly shaken up.”

The thugs are Asian and 5ft 8in to 6ft tall. They wore dark clothes and a mixture of hoods and scarves over their face.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Oldham Central Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0161-856 8927 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555 111.