West Midlands Police are investigating after an attempted robbery at a Northfield convenience store this morning (Wednesday 3rd July).

A masked man reportedly entered the One Stop store – containing Allen’s Cross Post Office – in Merritt’s Brook Lane just before 9.30am and demanded cash.

When a staff member activated an intruder alarm, the man made off empty-handed.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said that a man had been arrested from a nearby road but he had been released facing no further action.

Enquiries into the incident continue and anyone with any information is asked to contact West Midlands Police on Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk (8am – midnight) or to call 101 any time.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org Please quote crime reference 20BW/156937H/19. 

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