Just after 11pm, three men approached a 27-year-old man in Drumlin Walk, just off Tessall Lane. The men threatened him, grabbed hold of him and demanded his mobile phone and wallet. After the man handed the items over, the brazen trio grabbed the jacket off his back before making off.
The victim was not injured but shaken by the incident. Items stolen were an iPhone 5s, the man’s wallet and a True Religion coat (navy with fur collar).
Response police were quickly on the scene but, despite help from police dog unit and the West Midlands National Police Air Service helicopter, were unable to locate the offenders.
Detective Constable Sandy Thompson, from Birmingham CID, said: “Although this robbery happened relatively late in the evening, there may have been people around in the area who saw the three men responsible.
“Local people in the community are our eyes and ears and we need to hear from any witnesses to progress this investigation.
“If you have any information that could help our investigation, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please come forward and call us on 101.
“If you would rather provide us with information anonymously you can do so by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”