A man was injured during a violent car jacking in Ramle over the weekend, police said Sunday. The incident occurred at 4 a.m. on Friday morning, when the driver said he fell asleep in his vehicle while parked on a street corner in the city.

According to the man's testimony, four to five suspects surrounded the car, smashed the windows, and dragged him out of the vehicle. As he struggled to break free of them, one of the suspects stabbed him in the back, while another struck him in the face, police said.

The suspects left the area in the stolen vehicle, which was later foundtorched in nearby Lod.

The robbery victim was evacuated to the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot in moderate condition. Police said an investigation is underway.

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