Thursday 27 July 2017

Watch moment woman sprays petrol at carjacker before being run over

Picture: Tewksbury police/Twitter
Picture: Tewksbury police/Twitter

Kathy Armstrong

The shocking moment a woman desperately sprayed a car jacker with petrol before being dragged along and run over by the vehicle has been caught on CCTV.

The clip shows the unsuspecting woman filling up her vehicle at the pumps when the thief approached.

It was only when the man had slipped into the driver's seat that the woman noticed and tried to intervene.

In a desperate bid to prevent the robbery, CCTV shows the woman banging on the door and spraying him with petrol.

Shocking footage shows her being dragged along by the car as it takes off before being run over and left on the ground.

The terrifying robbery took place at a petrol station in Tewksbury in Massachusetts in the US on Sunday.

Tewksbury Police shared the clip on Twitter as they appealed for information.

They wrote: "Video of carjacking that occurred this evening at the Circle K Mobil in #Tewksbury. Vehicle recovered, suspect at large.

"Suspect has been ID'd. We have an arrest warrant and seeking help in locating William Tighe, 32 yo."

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