NEW YORK (AP/CBS 2) — Police in New York City say a man found stabbed, bound and barely alive in the trunk of a BMW after a fender-bender had placed an online ad to sell the car.

The NYPD says they are looking for the man they suspect was driving and fled the scene, 30-year-old Barion Blake of Manhattan. Police spokesman Paul Browne said that the motive appears to be the robbery. Blake reportedly has a history of stealing BMWs.

Police say the bloodied 33-year-old victim — identified as Akeem Ajimotokan — was found in the car’s trunk in Washington Heights on Wednesday. Police found Ajimotokan in the trunk of the car after it had collided with a taxi and the driver fled.

Ajimotokan is hospitalized in a coma with stab wounds to the head, face and body.

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