Shocking moment motorist, 62, is ambushed and pistol-whipped by pair of masked robbers for keys to his Range RoverRobbers punch and kick man, hold him on the ground and hit him with a gunThey then make off with his car keys
17:43 GMT, 28 December 2012
This is the shocking moment two masked thugs brutally attacked a 62-year-old man with a gun moments after he arrived home.
The footage shows how the man, who had just driven up to his house and parked his Range Rover, was punched to the floor before being repeatedly hit with the weapon.
The balaclava-clad attackers then stole the victim's car keys and sped off in a stolen Seat Altea but left the Range Rover behind.
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Shocking: This is the horrific moment two masked thugs brutally attacked a 62-year-old man with a gun moments after he arrived home
Attack: The man falls to the ground after being hit
Assault: He is then wrestled by one of the robbers
The attack happened in Oldham, near Manchester, and the Seat was found burned out seven miles away in Droylesden.
Detective Constable Mike Hayman, from Oldham CID, said: 'As the footage shows, this was a violent attack on a man who had just returned home.
'We do not know whether the gun was real
or an imitation but the fact they used it to beat him around the head,
causing deep cuts to his head, shows what type of people they are.
CCTV Shocking moment the man is attacked on his doorstep
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Restrained: One robber restrains the victim from behind as they wrestle on the floor
Struggle: The victim tries to break free but is held onto by one of the robbers
Attack: The second robber approaches brandishing a gun
Pistol-whip: He uses the weapon to hit the victim in the face
'I would ask anyone who may recognise the offenders in the footage or may have seen the actual attack to get in touch with police. Also, if you saw two men abandoning the Seat and setting it on fire, we are keen to hear from you.'
Both men are described as wearing dark clothing and balaclavas.
One of the attackers was of muscular build, police said.
The attack happened just before 7pm on Friday April 20.
Gun: The weapon is clearly visible in the CCTV footage
Beating: The victim is hit repeatedly with the gun as he is restrained on the floor by the other robber
On all fours, the victim tries to protect his face from further blows
Injured: Clearly hurt, the victim is overcome by the men before being mugged for his car keys