Sleeping teen hit by brick as thugs go on rampage and smash up cars outside home

Police are appealing to the public for information after a teen boy was hit by a brick when two would-be thieves attempted to steal the cars at a Birmingham home.

CCTV near the Sutton Coldfield home shows one of the three luxury cars flashing indicator lights when two men walked past the garage at nearly 4am on January 31.

One of them can be seen throwing a brick towards the house, which ends up striking a 15-year-old sleeping in a bed inside.

The other man smashes up the windows of the family's cars including a Range Rover, Land Rover Discovery and Volvo XC 90, before jumping in a getaway vehicle and driving away.

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The boy's father, 42, who had asked not to be named, was at home with his family and called the police when the incident happened.

He reviewed the security footage and saw the pair had pulled up outside the house and thrown a brick through the window.

"Because they couldn’t get the cars they smashed all the windows," he said, reported Birmingham Live.

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“The front door of our house is relatively strong. As they went, they smashed our window."

The businessman also recognised what the would-be thieves were wearing and added: "One of those that did it was dressed in black.

"One had tracksuit bottoms and quite a distinctive coat. They then left in a black saloon car, which looked like a 1 series BMW."

“The police came out five hours after the incident.

“My wife and my family are very nervous. I have a 15-year-old, 13-year-old and eight-year-old.

“We are looking at moving house.”

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: “We are investigating after a brick was thrown through the window of a house on Hill Village Road in Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield just before 4am on Friday 31 January.

“A 15-year-old boy suffered an injury to his leg. Three cars a Land Rover Discovery, a Range Rover and a Volvo XC90 were also damaged.

“Enquiries continue and anyone with information is urged to contact us via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime.

“Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime reference 20BE/27470T/20 regarding the brick being thrown and 20BE/27462V/20 regarding the cars being damaged.”

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