A Solihull man has described his ordeal of being carjacked at his golf club.
Phil Burgess, from Dickens Heath, parked at Olton Golf Club and was taking clubs out of the boot when attacked by three men wearing ski masks who followed him into the car park.
He was threatened and hit with a gun by the men, who demanded the keys to his new Audi S3 before driving off with it.
Mr Burgess, 43, an international sales manager for AM Castle, said: “I was assaulted and then told I was going to be shot. I never even saw them, they came up behind me. They were really, really organised, like a military operation.
“I’ve heard about other people with the same kind of car being targeted, I’ve heard two or three stories now. There’s obviously some sort of gang activity or something going round after these cars.
“I think people need to be aware that there’s people out to commit violent crime and they need to be careful to make sure they’re safe.
“I’ve got an 11-year-old son, he would have been there if he hadn’t been on holiday, it’s terrible to think what might have happened.”
The attack, on Friday June 13, took place a few months after Mr Burgess got the car. He said he worried about what might happen to others, and advised them to be careful when out driving, especially if they were in cars that might be an attractive target for thieves.
“Just be careful, especially if you think you’re being followed,” he said.
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said incidences of carjacking were rare, but people needed to be aware of the dangers.
She advised drivers not to argue with carjackers and to hand over the keys, to get away from the scene as soon as possible, and to get in touch with the police quickly.