A MOTORIST is being hailed as a hero after ramming two thugs who were trying to steal a man’s motorcycle in Solihull.
The men on a red bike were in the process of attempting to rob a man’s BMW motorbike outside KFC on Chester Road in Castle Bromwich, on Sunday (August 4).
But the driver of the ‘luxurious’ Mercedes car intervened just in time, ramming the riders and doing damage to his car in the process.
The riders managed to escape and the police are appealing for information.
A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “Police were called to reports of an attempted motorbike theft yesterday (August 4) around 7.15pm on Chester Road in Castle Bromwich.
“The motorbike was recovered at the scene and enquiries are ongoing.”
Now online donations pages have been set up to give thanks to the driver who selflessly ‘saved the day’.
Connor Smith started a fundraising page aiming to raise £1,000.
It states: “Yesterday evening a hero took it upon himself to use his Mercedes to defend one of our own, a law-abiding motorcyclist, against a theft from two who felt it is their right to take what they want.
“We are aware this hero’s car is a very luxurious car and for him to damage the car for someone who he probably hasn’t met is, in my opinion, a selfless act of bravery.
“This man deserves the public, community and biker communities support.
“We are aware 1000 probably wouldn’t be enough towards repairs but it would be a token of all our gratitude.
Another page started by Ryan Bell – aiming to raise £1,500 – states: “The viral video circulating recently shows a passer-by who had noticed a theft in progress and decided to put himself and his items at risk in order to stop the thieves succeeding.
“He used his Mercedes A class to ram the criminals off their bike, resulting in extensive cosmetic damage.
“As the decision was his own to intervene he is unlikely to get any sort of insurance payout of compensation from the police.
“Therefore I see it right that people show their appreciation to this person and help them out with the repair costs.
“Hopefully you have some one like this around if you ever become a target of theft.”
Anyone with information should contact us via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.pnn.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime. Please quote crime reference number 20SH/185290P/19.
Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.