West Midlands Police were called on Monday 21st September after a teenage lad walking to school through Balaam’s Wood in Frankley was approached by two offenders, who attempted to steal his mobile phone.
On Monday 28th September, two lads had mobile phones stolen in two separate incidents.
The first took place in Callowbrook Park, Rubery just before 8.30am. A 15 year old schoolboy was assaulted and had his mobile phone stolen by his two attackers.
The second incident occurred in the area of Balaam’s Wood, Frankley between 8.30 and 8.50 am, when a 17 year old was threatened and had his mobile phone stolen, again by two offenders.
The two Balaam’s Wood offences are being investigated by West Midlands Police and the Callowbrook Park robbery by West Mercia Police.
West Midlands Police neighbourhood sergeant for Longbridge ward, Raf Khan, said: “In the last week there have been three robberies in and around Balaam’s Wood, Frankley. CID are currently investigating these offences and are following a number of lines of enquiry. I’ve got my team operating plain clothed in the mornings in Balaam’s Wood and surrounding area. This has been productive in terms of them arresting a male this morning on suspicion of Going Equipped for burglary/theft but we still require your help to identify the suspects for the robberies. I urge you to read the following descriptions and should you see anyone who matches these descriptions – please call us on 999 as I have my officers in the area. Please note, they seem to operate together and one of the distinctive things about this pairing is one is very short, and one is very tall.”
5’2. White, Thin build, 14 – 16 years old. He was wearing a Light Grey hooded top and bottom and blue nike trainers.
A white male, 6’1, 17 years old. Grey tracksuit and a distinctively thin nose.
Anyone with any information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101 or call 999 if a crime is in progress.