Police issue fresh appeal following armed robberies in Stechford and Hall Green

Officers investigating two knifepoint shop robberies within four days in Birmingham have launched a renewed appeal for information with new CCTV footage.

Officers have released previously unseen footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with armed robberies in Stechford and Hall Green.

The newly released footage shows a man ordering a staff member to open the till, before making off with a quantity of cash. The worker was not hurt but sustained cuts to his clothing.

The raid came just days after a postal worker suffered a slash wound to his arm after a knifepoint robbery in Station Road, Stechford, around 12.45pm on Saturday 31 August. Cash and cigarettes were taken.

It’s understood the suspect entered Newhall Green Express, School Road, Hall Green, around 1.10pm on 3 September, and threatened a worker with a knife.

Detective Sergeant Tom Lyons, from force CID, said: “We don’t underestimate how terrifying it is to be confronted with a knife.

“Fortunately, no-one was seriously injured in either raid, but we need to find whoever was responsible for these robberies as soon as possible.

“To aid the investigation we’ve now launched a renewed appeal for information along with some clear CCTV footage of the suspect.

“I’m confident that someone in the community knows exactly who this person is, and I’d urge those people to get in contact with us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website or call 101 anytime. Quote crime reference number 20BE/206784E/19 or 20BE/209396N/19.