Police hunt man following attempted knifepoint robbery at Card Factory store, Brownhills


A nasty and unusual incident in the heart of Brownhills.

There has been a nasty attempted robbery in Brownhills town centre at lunchtime today (Friday, 15th May 2015), and West Midlands Police have issued the following statement and appeal for witnesses:

A shop assistant was threatened at knifepoint in an attempted robbery at a Brownhills store.

A man targeted the Card Factory store, in High Street, at around 1.35pm today (Friday, May 15) where he demanded money from the till.

But the perpetrator did not make off with any money or items. He ran away from the scene and is currently being sought by police.

It is understood that the shop has closed following the incident. The shop assistant was not injured.

West Midlands Police is now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

A spokesperson said: ‘A shop assistant was threatened with a knife while standing at the till.

There have been no arrests. We are now chasing up CCTV in the local area.’

Forensic evidence has also been taken.

Police have urged anyone with information to call 101.

If you know who this scumbag is, please dob them in to the police. Nobody should be threatened like that, and especially not in the course of their job. What a horrid thing to happen.

There is a report based on the same press release at the Walsall Advertiser here, or keep an eye on the YamYam for other local coverage.

Please,  if you have any further information relating to this, or any other incident, or if you witnessed something  please contact Walsall Police by dialling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111

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