West Midlands Police have appealed for information following an armed robbery at a Northfield petrol station this afternoon.

They were called to reports of an armed robbery at the Texaco petrol station in Church Hill, Northfield just after 5pm today (May 21st) .

One man is believed to have entered the store and threatened staff before taking cash and cigarettes and running off.

Officers have launched an investigation and are currently on the scene.

Anyone with information about what happened should call police on 101 as soon as possible or alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

Cover image by Ian Britton on Flickr

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