Nasty robbery in Aldridge on Wednesday – police appeal for help

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Aldridge Post Office. Imagery from Bing! Maps.

This is a nasty one – if anyone has any information, please do come forward and contact Walsall Police or Crimestoppers. It seems that just after 4pm on Wednesday (12th March 2014), a pair of thugs robbed two chaps who were sat in their car near Aldridge Post Office in Northgate, near the town centre.

West Midlands Police issued the following press release:

Issue Date: 14/03/2014

Appeal following Aldridge robbery

Detectives have launched an investigation after two men were attacked in their car on a busy Aldridge street Wednesday (12 March).

The men had visited Nat West Bank in the town centre and were ambushed by robbers as they parked near to the post office on Northgate just after 4pm.

One man was hit over the head with what is believed to be a hammer before the thieves – who escaped in a light blue Mondeo – stole a quantity of cash.

Detective Sergeant Paul Reeves, from Walsall’s Acquisitive Crime team, said: ‘This was a particularly nasty attack that happened on a busy street close to the post office and we are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

‘One of the victims was assaulted and fortunately his injuries are not serious but this could have so easily been a different story.

‘We believe the robbers made off in an X reg light blue Mondeo and are appealing for anyone who has seen this vehicle to call us.’

Anyone with information should call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Issued by Gina Lycett on 14/03/2014 09:05:25

This is a despicable attack. Please, please, if you know anything about the people who did this – maybe someone seems to have come into a lot of money when they really have no good reason to – please call the police on 0345 113 5000, or Contact them online. You can also call Crimestoppers in confidence.

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