POLICE are investigating two vicious street robberies in Barnt Green and Redditch which both involved attackers carrying a baseball bat.
Officers believe the two incidents may be linked.
The first, on Monday, happened between 8.30pm and 8.45pm on a footpath behind Moon’s Moat First School.
The victim was approached from behind by three men and hit with an object, believed to be a baseball bat, knocking him unconscious.
The suspects then stole a vape and left the scene, but it is not known in which direction they went.
The trio were all men and all were wearing dark clothing and balaclavas.
The second attack happened on the following day (Tuesday, May 30) around 10am on Blackwell Road in Barnt Green.
The victim was cycling before being knocked off their bike by a purple Ford Fiesta.
Two men, wearing dark clothing with their faces covered, then got out of the car and chased down the victim. One of the men was believed to be carrying a baseball bat. Nothing was stolen on this occasion.
Officers investigating the two incidents believe they may be linked and have urged witnesses to either incident or anyone with information to call DC Shelley Punshon on 101 ext 773 2145.