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News
‘Knife held to baby’s throat’ in Coventry robbery 

20 Jun 18

Two men are accused of raiding a house in Coventry where they took cash and jewellery.


Local news
Staff members ‘kicked and punched’ by knife-wielding robbers in Turves Green store 

14 Jun 18

Two staff members were assaulted when knife-wielding robbers struck at a Northfield convenience store late yesterday evening (Wednesday 13th June).


Rugby
Wispas and Crunchies stolen in Kingstanding Iceland supermarket robbery 

8 Jun 18

A police van was filmed outside the store during rush-hour on June 7…


News
Woman injured after a group of masked and armed men storm Aldi supermarket in Bearwood. 

7 Jun 18

Police were called to an armed robbery at Aldi on Bearwood Road in Bearwood, just after 11AM this morning (07/06).


Rugby
Most wanted robbery suspect arrested after ‘swinging at police’ while armed with hammer and knife 

4 Jun 18

Luckily, no officers were hurt in incident in Birmingham on Sunday…


News
Thugs who repeatedly punched and stabbed a man in a horrifying street robbery still on the run 

31 May 18

Police are appealing for information after a man was set upon and left with multiple knife wounds…


Rugby
The shocking Birmingham city centre crimes reported in just a three month period 

26 May 18

Hundreds of robberies, vehicle crimes, violent and sexual offences reported as city crime on the rise…


News
This week in court – Spar robbers, duvet burglar and pizza faeces 

18 May 18

We name and shame the criminals who have appeared in court in the past week…


News
Knife-wielding raider wears child’s mask in terrifying violent robbery – “traumatising” victim 

11 May 18

Police have released footage of the incident and a description…


Rugby
Bikers use bolt cutters to steal motorcycle in broad daylight Selly Oak theft 

9 May 18

The robbery has devastated owner William Brook, who was due to sell the vehicle and buy a car to help disabled girlfriend Ella…


Rugby
Carjacked, assaulted, burgled and mugged: Victims speak out as crime rockets 

8 May 18

Birmingham and West Midlands has seen huge increase in offences, including 30 per cent rise in robbery…


News
Wanted: Police hunt for armed robber and urge public not to approach 

6 May 18

A warrant for the arrest of Kayne Myles was issued over four months ago…


News
Armed police surround house as woman arrested over robbery probe 

1 May 18

Officers search house and remain at scene for more than 12 hours…


News
Police hunt knifemen after armed robbery at Cash Generator in Bearwood 

1 May 18

Raiders managed to get away with cash and gold jewellery from Cash Generator…


News
Violent crime including robbery and sex attacks soar across West Midlands 

26 Apr 18

Sexual offences saw biggest rise with 6,125 sexual offences reported in 2017 – up 28 per cent…


News
Scrap metal collector charged with robbery 

23 Apr 18

A SOLIHULL scrap metal collector has appeared in court accused of threatening a woman with a knife before stealing her car.


News
Mum and teenage kids threatened at gunpoint in horrifying attempted robbery 

19 Apr 18

The horrific attack took place in a residential area of Wolverhampton…


Rugby
Evil couple smothered pensioner with plastic sheeting in doorstep robbery 

19 Apr 18

Joshua Grant, 27, and Olga Davidova, 20, jailed after attack in Selly Oak…


News
New footage showing arrests following Stratford Road jewellery raid 

18 Apr 18

Two men due in court in connection with robbery at jewellers…


News
Two 13-year-olds charged over spate of knifepoint robberies in Solihull 

17 Apr 18

TWO 13-year-olds have been charged over a spate of knifepoint robberies that took place in Solihull over the Easter period.


News
Raiders in ‘black uniforms’ brutally beat up a city jewellery shop owner in a raid 

17 Apr 18

Police in dramatic foot chase after robbery in Stratford Road, Sparkhill…


News
Security van driver ‘dragged to floor’ during violent robbery outside Asda – what we know so far 

13 Apr 18

The violent incident took place in broad daylight outside the main entrance of Asda Queslett in Great Barr…


Rugby
Mum’s HSBC bank account hacked after bus robbers steal son’s iPhone 

13 Apr 18

Acocks Green mum had 400 stolen from bank account linked to schoolboy son’s phone…


News
Horror as van driver “dragged to floor” during violent robbery outside Great Barr Asda 

12 Apr 18

The attack took place directly outside the Asda Queslett store in Great Barr…


News
Hero shopkeeper fends off knife-wielding robber in botched raid 

12 Apr 18

The shopkeeper was sprayed in the face during an attempted robbery in Hamstead, Great Barr…


News
Rogue metal collector sought in connection with robbery in Sheldon 

11 Apr 18

Police are appealing for information after a rogue scrap metal dealer threatened a woman in Sheldon and stole her car.


News
Masked raider shoves security guard and steals cash during Tesco robbery 

11 Apr 18

The raid happened inside Tesco Express, Hamstead Road…


News
Four arrested after masked gang tie up staff at West Bromwich wholesaler in terrifying robbery 

11 Apr 18

Workers were threatened with a gun and baseball bat before raiders fled with huge cigarette haul…


Rugby
Robber with machete targets Post Office van in Yardley 

10 Apr 18

The thief escaped in a stolen car after stealing cash from the van…


News
Rogue metal collector sought in connection with Sheldon robbery 

10 Apr 18

POLICE are appealing for information after a suspected rogue scrap metal dealer threatened a woman in Sheldon and stole her car.


News
Police hunt ‘scrap man’ who threatened woman with knife before stealing her car 

10 Apr 18

Clear footage has been released in a bid to trace the robber…


News
Police appeal after gang grab scash and cigarettes in convenience store robbery 

7 Apr 18

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at a convenience store in Wythall.


Rugby
Thieves raid Birmingham charity shop – and help themselves to tea and biscuits 

4 Apr 18

A safe was cracked open and around 350 of cash stolen during the robbery…


Rugby
Shopkeeper injured during armed robbery by knife gang in Harborne 

4 Apr 18

Thugs hurled a bottle at the man’s head as they fled the Guraya News with just bottles of booze…


Rugby
Teenage carjacker attacked woman with baton before driving off with her vehicle 

2 Apr 18

Ricco Douglas, 18, of Jervoise Drive, Bournville, jailed after admitting robbery…


News
Man charged with robbery after ram raid at Smethwick jewellers 

31 Mar 18

The 23-year-old man from Oldbury has been remanded in custody after he was charged in connection with a robbery at Jai Jewellers in Smethwick.


News
Boys charged over Exhall newsagent robbery 

25 Mar 18

Two of the boys, aged 13 and 15, are charged with possessing an imitation firearm.


Rugby
Driver who ‘paralysed young girl’, trio of armed robbers and suspected fraudster among Birmingham’s most wanted 

25 Mar 18

Can you help West Midlands Police hunt these suspects…


News
Three teenagers aged just 13, 15 and 16 held by police following armed robbery! 

24 Mar 18

THREE boys are being held in custody today following an armed robbery at a newsagent in neighbouring Warwickshire.


News
Boys arrested over armed robbery at Exhall newsagents 

24 Mar 18

Armed police arrested three boys after shop workers were threatened with a handgun in Warwickshire.


News
Robberies, burglaries, and vehicle crime rocket in Solihull as police station faces axe 

22 Mar 18

MP Julian Knight said the crime rise was concerning and has called for the police station to be saved…


News
Two arrested after newsagents robbery 

19 Mar 18

TWO 17-year-old males have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery at McColl’s newsagents in Ellerbeck, Stonydelph, yesterday afternoon.


News
Armed robbery at Tamworth Convenience Store 

18 Mar 18

POLICE are appealing to the public for information after an armed robbery at a Tamworth convenience store today, Sunday 18 March.


News
Brazen robbers hunted after Tamworth store targeted in cash machine raid 

16 Mar 18

The shop has been forced to close for repairs after the Ellerbeck raid…


FixMyStreet
Antisocial behaviour, 12th March 

12 Mar 18

Out side the bookmakers, shops and all along the street there has been a big increase of people being antisocial, shouting abuse, begging, robberies.


News
Police want to trace this man after gun-wielding robber sprays cashier in face with an unknown substance before punching him 

7 Mar 18

Customers were also threatened during armed robbery at News and Booze, in Ablewell Street, Walsall, at around 5.55pm on Tuesday…


News
Shirley community raise money to buy new bikes for teenage robbery victims 

7 Mar 18

THE SHIRLEY COMMUNITY stepped in to buy new bikes for two teenage robbery victims.


News
Watch: Shopkeeper tries to fight off masked robbers after cashier threatened with knife in Sari shop robbery 

2 Mar 18

Police have released CCTV footage in a bid to catch the three masked robbers…


News
Robbers armed with ‘chainsaw’ and machetes target two nearby casinos in horrific overnight raids 

2 Mar 18

Police say they are ‘open’ to linking the two robberies which happened less than two miles apart…


Rugby
Have-a-go heroes rush into action after shocking bingo hall raid 

2 Mar 18

The brazen robbery took place inside Mecca Bingo, Kingstanding…


News
Watch: Massive fight as brave shopkeeper battles clown mask knife raider 

1 Mar 18

Harman Singh fought off the would-be armed robber and disarmed him after the vicious man bit him several times…


News
Kidnap gang jailed after beating victim unconscious and demanding £5k jewellery from family 

28 Feb 18

Akeem Ivey-Foster, Kash Wallace, and Ricardo Davis-McCann, were all found guilty of robbery…


News
Two teenagers made to lie on the floor whilst offenders robbed their home in Four Oaks 

27 Feb 18

Detective Constable Nigel Box, from Force CID, is appealing for information following a robbery in Four Oaks last week.


News
Watch: Sledgehammer robbers pull up in BMW in shocking house raid 

27 Feb 18

Teenagers in Four Oaks home forced to lie on floor by armed gang…


News
Nuneaton armed robber jailed after ‘terrorising’ victims 

22 Feb 18

Colin Young targeted women at three Nuneaton shops in less than an hour during a single afternoon.


Rugby
Crime-fighting schoolgirl who chased burglar out of her home named Pride of Birmingham winner 

22 Feb 18

Robyn Birdsell, now 11 years old, tackled the serial robber as he raided her family home.


Local news
MP attacked and robbed by six muggers as he returns home from Parliament 

21 Feb 18

Black Country MP Adrian Bailey suffered bumps and bruises in robbery, and says it shows the need for more police on the streets…


News
Father fights off armed robbers in Catherine-de-Barnes home 

19 Feb 18

A HAVE-A-GO hero homeowner single-handedly fought off a gang of five robbers using his martial arts skills after they burst into his Catherine-de-Barnes home wielding machetes.


News
Solihull teenagers charged with robbery after man, 64, threatened with meat cleaver 

16 Feb 18

TWO SOLIHULL teenagers have been charged in connection with the robbery of a 64-year-old man, committed using a meat cleaver.


News
Masters student wrongly expelled from university for robbery conviction as schoolboy 

16 Feb 18

Court rules against Wolverhampton University over its treatment of 21-year-old pharmacy student…