Police hunt man following armed robbery at Card Factory store, Brownhills

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A nasty and unusual incident in the heart of Brownhills.

In a remarkable instance of coincidental timing, Walsall Police late this afternoon (Monday, 12th December 2016) published an appeal for witnesses over an armed robbery at the Card Factory shortchanged on the corner of Ravens Court in High Street Brownhills, that took place on Sunday 4th December 2016.

They said:

Police in Walsall are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at the Card Factory in Brownhills High Street on Sunday 4 December.

The suspect walked into the branch at 4.45pm and threatened a member of staff with a knife. He left on foot with a till. Officers are examining CCTV.

Detective Constable Deborah Humphries, from Walsall Police’s Investigation Team, said: ‘The suspect is a white man, aged between 35 and 40 and medium build. He was dressed in a beige coloured jacket, a woolly hat and gloves, and had stubble.

‘We know the offender left the store and walked across Ravens Court towards Tesco carrying the stolen till and we’d now like to hear from anyone who saw anything’.

You can contact DC Humphries by emailing d.humphries@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

Information can be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime number 20WS/239644W/16

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.

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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