Tag Archives: Robbery

Man mugged in Brownhills: Did you see anything?

It seems the crime news doesn’t abate at the moment andI do hope this bad patch passes soon – on Monday night I was made aware that last Sunday evening (21st October 2018) a local man was mugged and severely … Continue reading

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Police seek man following knifepoint betting shop robbery in Brownhills

Can you identify this lads please? If so, Police would love to hear from you. Image posted on Social Media by West Midlands Police. This morning (Saturday, 13th October 2018) police in Walsall issued the above image of a man … Continue reading

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Teenagers mugged at knifepoint yesterday in Brownhills

Beware on the Black Path. 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 … Continue reading

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Police seek identity of two men following theft from shopper in Aldi, Brownhills

This lunchtime, police in Walsall have issued the above images from CCTV in the Aldi store in Brownhills showing a couple of men they would like to trace after a theft from a shopper there on Thursday 5th April 2018. … Continue reading

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Be alert – power tools stolen in Brownhills van burglary

A reader living on the Watermead Estate in Brownhills (The new one between the Pelsall Road and Tesco) has been in touch with me asking to share with readers that her partner had his van broken into last night (Friday 18th August 2017).

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Walsall Wood lady robbed as wave of local bag snatches continue

Following last week’s awful news that a lady in Vicarage Road, Brownhills had her bag snatched it seems there’s a rash of such incidents ongoing, and I advise everyone to warn relatives and friends of the danger clearly currently present.

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Elderly lady has bag snatched in Brownhills – take care, folks

Very worrying reports reach me that late this afternoon (Friday 5th May 2017) that an elderly lady has had her bag snatched in or near Vicarage Road Brownhills.

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Distraction theft at Morrisons car park, Aldridge – be careful, folks.

People are being warned to be on their guard after a distraction theft incident in the car park of Morrisons in Aldridge on Friday, 17th March 2017 in which a debit card was stolen from a car while the driver was being asked for directions, and subsequently used fraudulently.
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Lady mugged near Clayhanger Bridge – be on your guard!

Worrying news from Clayhanger where near the canal bridge last night at around 11pm (Sunday 5th March 2017) a lady was mugged by a couple of robbers for £30.

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

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Brownhills stabbing: Suspect named and charged

Following the remarkable events on Sunday afternoon, involving a double stabbing, attempted robbery of a convenience store and head on crash into an ambulance in Brownhills West, a local man has been charged with 10 counts, including attempted murder.

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Police release more details of Brownhills West incident

Following the much-reported criminal incident in Brownhills West yesterday, when two local men were stabbed, a further statement has been issued from West Midlands Police today (Monday 31st October 2016), who are continuing to investigate the events that occurred, resulting in a 32 year old local man being detained.

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Distraction thefts in Walsall Wood – be careful, folks.

People are being warned to be on their guard after a couple of distraction theft incidents in the Walsall Wood area over the last few days – the first in Walsall Wood High Street on Saturday 16th July 2016 and the second in Vigo Road yesterday, Monday 18th July 2016.

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Children’s slide stolen from Walsall Wood garden in broad daylight – did you see anything?

I notice a sad report from the Walsall Advertiser yesterday that a children’s slide was stolen from a Walsall Wood garden last Tuesday, May 17th 2016, between 11:30am and 7pm – this wasn’t a small object and must have taken some effort to nick, especially in broad daylight.

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Local canal restoration project targeted by raiders – can you help?

Sad news from the Lichfield & Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust who have had some of their equipment stolen following a break-in to their compound last Friday night (14th August 2015).

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Police hunt man following attempted knifepoint robbery at Card Factory store, 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…
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Be alert – Van burglary in Shire Oak

A reader living at the Chester Road end of Friezland Lane in Shire Oak has been in touch with me asking to share with readers that he had his van broken into and tools stolen last night (Tuesday 21st-Wednesday 22nd April 2015).

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Another phone snatch mugging – take care, folks

Following reports of phone-snatch muggings in Lindon Road, on the Brownhills/Walsall Wood border last weekend, there are sketchy reports of another such robbery taking place closer to Streets Corner on the Brownhills Road yesterday.

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Phone snatch mugging in Brownhills – be on your guard

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.
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Robbery of vulnerable lad in Aldridge – can you help police find the culprits?

This is a nasty one – if anyone has any information, please do come forward and contact Walsall Police or Crimestoppers – on Friday afternoon, 11th July 2014, a 17 year old lad with physical and learning difficulties was robbed in Aldridge of his mobile phone by four youths.
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Lady mugged in Brownhills – be on your guard!

Brownhills resident Samantha Lucas has been in touch on Facebook to ask me to warn Brownhills folk, and appeal for information following the very unpleasant mugging of her mother near the A5 Watling Street this morning.

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Knifepoint mugging in Brownhills – Police issue statement and appeal for help

Following my post in the early hours of this morning in which reader Holly Jones asked me to warn Brownhills folk and appeal for information following the very unpleasant mugging of her partner Sam, West Midlands Police have issusued the following statement…

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Knifepoint mugging in Brownhills – be on your guard

Brownhills resident Holly Jones has been in touch on Twitter to ask me to warn Brownhills folk, and appeal for information following the very unpleasant mugging of her partner Sam last Friday, 30th May 2014.
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Brownhills mugging: further information now available

Further to yesterday’s post about a rather unpleasant knifepoint mugging of a school pupil on the Black Path in Brownhills last Monday, the ever on-the-ball Walsall Advertiser now has a great report available with loads of additional information. Click here … Continue reading

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Brownhills School pupil mugged at knifepoint yesterday

I’ve just had a text forwarded to me apparently sent from Brownhills School today (Tuesday, 25th March 2014).

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Nasty robbery in Aldridge on Wednesday – police appeal for help

This is a nasty one – if anyone has any information, please do come forward and contact Walsall Police or Crimestoppers – It seems that just after 4pm on Wednesday (12th March 2014), a pair of thugs robbed two chaps who were sat in their car near Aldridge Post Office in Northgate, near the town centre.

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Aggravated burglary in Brownhills: can you help?

I’ve become aware over the course of the last few days that there has been a nasty burglary incident in Brownhills, and the rumour mill has consequently gone into overdrive. To attempt to help get the the message out there, … Continue reading

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Cash robbery at Crash! Bang! Wallop! centre in Brownhills

Bob’s note: This story is from 2011. No idea what it’s being shared again. It’s not current. Cheers Bob This is a nasty one – if anyone has any information, please do come forward and contact Walsall Police or Crimestoppers. … Continue reading

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Armed robbery last night in Brownhills?

Apparently, there was a robbery incident in Brownhills last night. Anyone got any information, please? Brownhillsbob at googlemail dot com. Thanks. Added 1:25pm: It was a raid on the commercial scrap yard at Springhill, between Barracks Lane and Lichfield Road. … Continue reading

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The Grimsby Fish Man…

[Edited 16/11/11 – The image originally used to illustrate this piece has been removed at the request of the owner, who presumably didn’t like the positive nature of the article or free advertising – Bob] This week I’ve had a … Continue reading

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Robbery in Brownhills: can you help?

I’ve been sent this press release from West Midlands Police, who are justifiably concerned that they catch the people responsible for this nasty incident. If you saw anything, or have any suspicion that you know who these scum are, please … Continue reading

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