I’ve been sent this press release from West Midlands Police, who are justifiably concerned that they catch the people responsible for this nasty incident. If you saw anything, or have any suspicion that you know who these scum are, please do contact the police or Crimestoppers.
Such crime is thankfully relatively rare, but it’s horrifying to think it could be any one of us. Let’s nip this in the bud.
Robbery in Brownhills – police appeal for information
21 April 2011
POLICE are appealing for information following a robbery on the outskirts of Brownhills earlier this month.
The incident occurred along Lichfield Road, Brownhills near to Grasmere Gardens on Saturday 2nd April at approximately 12pm.
It is believed that three masked men in a black Vauxhall vectra, deliberately ran into the victim’s car causing him to pull over.
Whilst the 26 year old man and his passenger a 64 year old woman, inspected the damage the men demanded money and assaulted both. A third passenger was also in the car at the time and was not assaulted.
A passer-by disturbed the incident which caused the attackers to flee.
DC Pindy Matharu, from Walsall CID, said:” We are working hard to identify the three men involved in this particularly nasty attack.
Although masked, we have been able to establish that two of the men were white and the third man is believed to be black. We believe that they may have followed the victims from a local car boot sale before causing them to pull over.
This must have been a terrifying experience for the victims and thankfully they weren’t seriously hurt although the were left very shaken. These incidents are very rare and we are doing everything within our power to identify those responsible.
It is likely that other members of the public may have seen the incident take place and are urging them to come forward. If you have any information on the incident or the vehicle which had a distinctive large rear spoiler, then please call me on 0345 113 5000.
It would be more useful if West Midlands Police could release a press statement the same week as an offence, rather than two and a half weeks afterwards
To be fair, this clearly isn’t the first press release, I don’t get all of them and probably missed an earlier one. WMP are generally quite sharp with such things, for real delays check out British Transport Police who regularly don’t push such stuff out for 4 or 5 months after the event.