A WOMAN'S car was stolen at knifepoint in a terrifying car-jacking yesterday morning.

The incident in Westhoughton, near Bolton, was captured on dash-cam and police are appealing for information

The footage shows a man dressed in dark clothing walking across Sainsbury's car park off Cricketers Way at around 11.20am as a woman is climbing into her car.

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He gets into the vehicle and she jumps out screaming as a person rushes over to help ­— and the man drives off.

The driver who recorded the dash cam footage, who prefers not to be named, said: “A woman had come out of the supermarket and was walking towards her car, it was a BMW 4x4.

“She climbed into the front seat but a man came out of the bushes from across the car park all dressed in black and climbed into the vehicle.

“She immediately jumped back out and was screaming, I think an Argos employee came over to help her.

“I made off to chase the car but people were shouting that he had a knife.

“It’s really scary and people need to be aware that this happening, lock your doors when you get into your car.”

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A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “Police were called shortly after 11.20am on Wednesday to a report of a vehicle being stolen at knifepoint at a car park off Cricketers Way, Bolton. The victim - a woman in her 40s - thankfully wasn’t injured but was left understandably shaken.

"Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information or footage should report online, if able, or call 101 quoting incident 1124 of 31/03/2021.