Tens of thousands of pounds of bookies’ winnings were stolen from a McLaren after a group of men, possibly including the suspected thieves, took selfies near the supercar.

A 52-year-old man was sitting in the orange vehicle when two men forced a door open and snatched a bag containing the cash from him following a struggle.

Moments before, a group of young men had been takingĀ selfies next to the car which police believe they may have uploaded to social media sites.

It is thought they witnessed the robbery and may have even pocketed some of the stolen cash.

One of the suspects is described as a light-skinned black man, aged 20 to 22, about 6ft tall, with an athletic build and short black hair. He was wearing black jeans and a dark top.

A second suspect, wearing a grey hooded coat, is believed to be a dark-skinned, slim black man, aged 22 to 24, about 5ft 7ins tall with dreadlocks.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Laurence Green, of West Midlands Police, said: “The car is very distinctive and it’s an unusual crime, however we believe there were a number of people in the area at the time who have not come forward.

“I urge anyone who witnessed the robbery to get in touch and I am especially keen to hear from anyone who thinks they may know the identity of the suspects.”

The robbery took place in New Meeting Street in Birmingham city centre on 22 April at around 3.30pm.