West Midlands Police are investigating after two people – a woman and a 13 year old girl – were mugged for cash and personal belongings in Frankley early this morning (Friday 12th January).
Police were called at 7.25am by a woman who reported having been attacked by a man in Wareham Road, as she walked to work at Forestdale Primary School.
The man, described as white, threatened her with a knife and demanded her bag. When she refused, the man cut the bag strap with the knife. During the scuffle the woman suffered a cut hand and was pushed to the ground.
The offender made off with the bag when a passerby ran to the woman’s aid, alerted by her shouts.
Moments after the first call, police received a second call alerting them to the mugging of a teenage girl. The girl, 13, was approached by a man with a knife on a pathway near Dartmoor Close. The man threatened her and stole her mobile phone and some cash. Thankfully, the girl was not physically injured in the incident.
Residents are advised to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police on 101 or call 999 if a crime is in progress.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact West Midlands Police on 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org