There’s currently a status circulating on Facebook stating there’s recently been a phone-snatch mugging on Lindon Road on the Brownhills-Walsall Wood border – I haven’t been able to verify this with the police yet but a warning and appeal would seem prudent.
The status indicates that at 5pm yesterday (presumed Saturday, 7th February 2015) a lady was walking along Lindon Road texting, and a lad aged between about 15 and 17 came up behind, grabbed the lady’s arm and snatched the phone before pushing her back.
The snatch appears to have been somewhat rough. The assailant is described as a white lad, wearing navy blue joggers and hoodie with a light blue Adidas logo the back.
The phone taken is a white and gold iPhone 6, with a couple of cracks in the top right-hand corner.
The phone contains sentimental photos and the victim would really like it back.
Crime of this nature in Brownhills is relatively rare, but please take care when out and about.
Please, if you have any information, do speak to the police. This lad needs to be caught before he does it again. If you know who it might be, or if you saw anything at all, please do contact West Midlands Police by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.