A 27 year old Rednal man was arrested on suspicion of robbery late last night (Wednesday 4th September). The arrest came after West Mercia Police released a CCTV image of a man in relation to a knifepoint cashpoint robbery in Rubery.
The man is in West Mercia Police custody. They believe that the robbery where cash was stolen at knifepoint from man at Lloyds Bank cashpoint in New Road on Tuesday morning (Incident number 112s of 3 September) and a second incident late that night where cash stolen after two staff members were threatened with a bladed object at Rubery Late Night Pharmacy (Incident number 827s of 3 September) may be linked.
However, they stress that enquiries are ongoing at the stage and ask anyone with information is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 112S or 827S of 3 September.
There have also been a number of knifepoint robberies and attempted robberies across Rednal since Monday (2nd September) which are being investigated by West Midlands Police. Again, enquiries are ongoing and officers are unable to confirm if these incidents are linked at present.
Monday 2nd September
- Attempted knife point robbery at Longbridge Superstore on Bristol Road South at around 3.30pm. Nothing was taken. Crime reference 20BW/208679Z/19 (West Midlands Police)
- Attempted knife point robbery at TSM Newsagents in Edgewood Road just after 3.15pm. The man made off without taking anything. Crime reference 20BW/208667N/19. (West Midlands Police)
Wednesday 4th September
- Just before midday, a man threatened a member of staff with a knife and made off with cash and tools from Tom’s Hardware shop in Bristol Road South, next to Rubery flyover. Crime reference 20BW/2100576G/19 (West Midlands Police)
Anyone with information on any of these incidents 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 555111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org