POLICE are trying to track down a group of teenagers and men who are suspected of carrying out a series of robberies in Rubery and south Birmingham.
The gang – all aged between 15 and 21 – have been in either a small dark or silver hatchback and have been targeting teenagers and students, stealing personal items, including mobile phones and cash.
There have been a number of robberies over the last few weeks, and most of the offences have been happening between Friday and Monday during the afternoon to early evening.
On some occasions they have been armed with weapons which they use to threaten their victims and intimidate them. Fortunately, so farm no-one has been injured.
Investigating officers say cutting violence was a priority for the force and they had identified a number of potential suspects who they are working to arrest.
They added being a victim of robbery was a frighting experience – even if people were not physically hurt it was extremely distressing to be threatened with violence.
Witnesses to any of the robberies, which have happened in Rubery, Kings Norton and Selly Oak, or anyone with information on them should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Victim support can offer support to anyone who needs it, they can be contacted on 0808 1689 111.
Police neighbourhood teams are actively patrolling the areas where the robberies have taken place to ensure the community’s safety.