A car-jacker who targeted a 90-year-old man as he returned to his car in a Birmingham park has been jailed for nearly three years.
Mohammed Subhan was one of three thugs who attacked the victim, punching him to the floor and leaving him with a bruise to his left eye and a cut to his finger.
They stole the keys to his Vauxhall Corsa and made off from Highbury Park in Moseley. The victim spoke to a woman in the park and she called police.
Around 30 minutes later, two traffic officers spotted the car on Kingswood Road, just over a mile away from the robbery.
A man and a woman fled from the car when it came head-to-head with the officers.
Subhan reversed down Kingswood Road with the car doors open before crashing into a vehicle travelling up the road.
Subhan, of Solihull Lane, Solihull, fled but was caught by a PC and found with a stun gun.
He admitted robbery, possession of a stun gun, aggravated vehicle taking and was jailed for 32 months at Birmingham Crown Court on 16 October.
The robbery happened at around 11.10am on 17 March.
The case against two other youths was dropped.
DC Tom Lyons, from Force CID, said: “We’re grateful to the member of the public who helped the victim in this case.
“There was a speedy response from police which enabled us to quickly arrest Subhan, who showed no remorse on his arrest.
“We are still investigating several offences of car-jacking around the Moseley area earlier in the year and will do all we can to bring the offenders to justice.”