Business premises targeted by masked gang

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Yesterday, (Monday 23rd July 2018) Staffordshire Police released the following statement about an armed robbery that took place at Midland Safe Load Indicators on the A5 Watling Street, between the Rising Sun and Turf islands in the early hours of that morning.

There is a detailed report at the Express and Star here.

Staffordshire Police wrote:

23 Jul 2018 14:02:51 BST

Staffordshire Police is appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a business premises in Brownhills earlier today (23 July).

At around 4am this morning, a gang of masked men forced their way into Midland Safeload Indicators Ltd on Watling Street armed with weapons.

A 19-year-old man was shot three times with a gas gun and was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening or life-changing.

The offenders stole a van from the site along with multiple sets of keys to other vehicles.

Forensic officers are currently at the scene and an investigation is underway. Anyone with information is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 91 of 23 July.

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