September 26th, 2016

Armed robbers wielding machete and hammer attack Northfield store

Armed robbers wielding machete and hammer attack Northfield store Armed robbers wielding machete and hammer attack Northfield store
Updated: 10:48 am, Sep 23, 2015

ROBBERS armed with a two-foot machete and a hammer raided a Northfield off-licence to steal eight cans of larger and two bottles of wine.

During the incident, one man stood guard by the entrance with a large machete while his accomplice held a hammer over the shop keeper’s head.

A third attacker then put two four-packs of Carling lager and two bottles of Paul Masson wine into a large orange holdall before they all fled the Select and Save store, on Frankley Beeches Road, about 9.30pm on August 26.

The criminals where all white and in their late teens to early 20s.

The machete-wielder was about 5ft 7ins tall, had short brown hair and was wearing a black bandanna across his face and large aviator style sunglasses.

The second man was 5ft 10ins tall and was shown on security cameras in a burgundy hooded top with a white ‘Voi’ emblem on the front while his accomplice was wearing a black hooded top with a yellow line emblem on the chest.

DC Katie Morris, from Birmingham South Police’s investigation team, said: “It’s an unusual offence – they’ve gone in armed with weapons but then quickly left with just a small amount of alcohol.

“This was a very frightening incident for the shop staff, the staff member was threatened with a hammer and he’s seen a man enter his shop with a huge machete.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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