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24th Oct, 2021

Van full of parcels stolen at knifepoint in Belbroughton raid

A VAN was full of parcels was stolen from Belbroughton in an armed robbery.

The driver who was in his 30s pulled up in Chapel Lane at 11.30am on Tuesday when a car containing two men pulled alongside him.

One of the men got out of the car, approached the van driver and demanded he hand over the keys to the van.

The second man who had a blade got out of the car and threatened the van driver.

The victim threw the keys to the ground and fled the scene and the two men got into the van and drove off in it towards Madeley Road.

It was found abandoned a short while later on Harbours Hill, not far from where the incident had happened.

The raiders had taken the large number of parcels which had been in the van.

The first man was black, aged between 25 and 30, around 6ft tall and of athletic build.

The second man, who was in his 20s, had dark skin, was around 5ft 11ins tall and of slim build.

Both were wearing dark clothing and hoods.

Det Con David Bunce from West Mercia Police said: “Thankfully the victim wasn’t injured as a result of this incident, but this was understandably a frightening ordeal for him that has left him shaken.”

He added police were investigating the robbery and appealed to anyone who could help identify those responsible to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“We would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident, seen anything suspicious or a white car being driven erratically in the area around the time of the incident, or think they may have been offered suspected stolen goods in the Bell End or Bell Heath areas to please get in touch.”

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