Police have launched an investigation after a shop worker was threatened with a gun during a robbery at a William Hill bookmakers in Woodgate Lane, Woodgate, Bartley Green this morning (Monday 13th Feb).

The incident happened at around 11.30am when a man walked into the shop and demanded cash whilst pointing what was believed to be a gun wrapped in a bin liner at the staff member.

The man handed over an amount of money and the offender, who is described as black, around six feet tall and of medium build, then fled on foot.

Officers are examining CCTV and making house to house enquiries but anyone with information is urged to call 101, quoting crime number 20BW/31539J/17.

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