Part of New Road in Rubery was cordoned off yesterday afternoon (13th October) after police were called to reports of a possible robbery at around 1pm.

West Mercia Police attended the incident outside the Post Office in New Road and said that there were no reports of any injuries and no violence was used.

A significant amount of cash was stolen between 12.50pm and 1pm when a man snatched a grey Royal Mail pouch containing a substantial amount of money from a delivery driver. The man then made off in the direction of St Chad’s Road.

The offender is described as:

  • a black man
  • late 20s or early 30s
  • athletic build
  • approximately six feet tall
  • grey pullover hooded top
  • black tracksuit bottoms
  • black trainers
  • black ski type gloves

Detectives are also appealing for any information regarding a grey Vauxhall Astra and any occupants seen in the area around the time of the incident.

Detective Inspector Mark Walters of West Mercia Police said: “Thankfully no staff or customers were harmed during this incident. We are conducting extensive enquiries to trace those responsible and I would urge anyone who can assist with any information to make contact with the Police as soon as possible”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting 319s of 13 October 2016. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111


  1. I was in there lunch time and as I was waiting my turn I remember thinking how vulnerable the staff are now that the counter is all open. Why are banks and post offices going this way now ?

  2. Put bobbies back on the beat the crime are ruling the streets with a visual deterrent of crime seeing a copper the crime rate plummets from one that nows who policed Selly Oakley Northfield and Rubery front for seven years and today you can order your drugs and get it delivered like you would a takeaway ,commit the crime and take your time ! These days you don’t have to do the time because there is non ! Are we becoming too complacent? ?


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