Police appeal after robbery in Edgbaston
16 March 2012
Police are appealing for the public''s help to identify three men who were involved in a robbery on Vincent Drive, Edgbaston.
On 27 February around 6.45pm, the victim a 20-year-old man, had just left Bobbies News on Underwoods Close when he was approached by three men. The men asked the victim for a cigarette, he declined and continued onto Vincent Drive.
The three men have then approached the victim again before assaulting him and stealing his cigarettes.
Fortunately, the victim only sustained minor injuries including a cut to the head.
The three men were all described as black, between 17 - 20 years old, all with an average build and wearing dark clothing.
Police believe that several people were in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident.
Detective Sergeant David Taylor, from Bournville police station, said: "This was a nasty robbery where the victim had very little chance to protect himself.
"He was, quite understandably left very shaken by this incident and we are doing everything we can to try and arrest the three offenders.
"With this in mind, we are aware that there were several people in the area at the time of the incident, and would encourage them to please come forward as they may be vital in helping us identify the offenders."
Anyone who can identify any of the group or has any information should call Detective Sergeant David Taylor at Bournville Police Station on 101. Alternatively, people who do not wish to speak to police officers directly can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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