A reader has contacted me with worrying news: It seems a couple of lads were mugged at knifepoint yesterday (Tuesday 2nd October 2018) at 5:30pm on the Black Path through Holland Park, near to Brownhills School.
The lads escaped with minor injuries thankfully, but a rather distinctive mobile phone was taken.
The reader would like to warn others that these muggers are at large, and to appeal for anyone with information to come forward.
The reader said:
My 15 yr old son and his friend were attacked, robbed and held at knifepoint in Holland Park this evening, Tuesday 2nd October 2018.
It was on the path that runs along the side of the Brownhills school, not far from the school site.
This took place about 5:50pm.
It was a group of three lads approximately 15-16 years old that did the punching and another guy on a bike and a girl that were trying to diffuse the situation.
One of the guys that punched my son pulled a red Swiss Army knife on him and took his phone. My son and his friend ran to get away.
Luckily the lads escaped with bloody faces, no other injuries.
The phone is unusual, it’s a Razer phone which is from America, worth a lot. So if anyone is offered one to buy then please contact the police, who are dealing with this.
Thanks in advance.
If your lad, or one of your friends has a new phone phone he hasn’t the money to buy, please contact the police: It might be you he’s threatening with a knife next. This needs stopping now.
If you have any information, or saw anything, please do contact West Midlands Police by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You can, as always, email me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com or give me a shout on social media in total confidence and I’ll pass any information on.