West Midlands Police are investigating after a knifepoint robbery at a hardware store in Rubery Rednal at around midday today (Wednesday 4th September).
It is believed that a man – described as white – entered Tom’s Hardware on Bristol Road South (next to Rubery flyover) and threatened a member of staff with a knife.
The man left with cash and tools in a black bag.
A West Midlands Police spokesman confirmed that enquiries are underway and asked anyone who witnessed the robbery – or who saw the man making off – to contact police.
Anyone with information on the Tom’s Hardware robbery 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/2100576G/19
The hardware shop robbery comes just a day after a man was mugged at knifepoint at a Rubery cash machine and staff at a Rubery pharmacy were threatened with a knife by a man demanding cash.
Investigations are at an early stage and police have not been able to confirm any link between the three incidents at this stage.
West Mercia Police have today released an image of a man they want to speak to who they believe may have information regarding yesterday’s cashpoint robbery.