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Police hunt violent burglary gang using BLEACH on hands of victims to avoid DNA 

20 Jan 18

Rush robberies have taken place in Chapel Ash, Bescot, Pleck, West Bromwich, Wednesbury and Wolverhampton…


News
Knifepoint robbery at Tesco Express in Nuneaton 

19 Jan 18

Staff were not injured, but were “extremely distressed” by the incident in Nuneaton, police say.


Rugby
Knife and gun-wielding raiders terrorise staff in TWO armed robberies 90 minutes apart 

19 Jan 18

The terrifying raids took place in Witton Lodge Road and Kingstanding Road respectively…


Local news
Teenagers attempt to steal mobile phone from 11 year old boy 

19 Jan 18

West Midlands Police are investigating a report of an attempted robbery in Northfield on Wednesday 17th January, when two teenagers tried to steal a mobile phone from an 11 year old boy.


Local news
Man suspected of Birmingham murder in 2016 caught in Pakistan 

18 Jan 18

West Midlands Police have confirmed that Tahir Zarif , who is suspected of shooting dead a businessman in Birmingham in 2016, has been arrested in Pakistan.


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Murder suspect Tahir Zarif arrested in Pakistan prison two years after Digbeth businessman shot dead 

18 Jan 18

Akhtar Javeed was shot dead as he bravely tried to protect his employees during a failed armed robbery…


News
Armed robbers storm Co-op store in terrifying raid for VODKA and cash 

18 Jan 18

Masked crooks with knives demanded cash from the till, stole bottles of alcohol and escaped…


Local news
Woman DRAGGED from car in robbery 

18 Jan 18

Officers used police dogs to try and track down the offender…


Rugby
Terrified kids watch as MACHETE-WIELDING robbers threaten shopkeeper and escape with cash in daytime raid 

17 Jan 18

Children were inside Dales News and Booze in Kingstanding as raid happened…


News
Robber with AXE targets Greggs and Londis stores in early morning raids 

10 Jan 18

Police hunting raider who fled with cash after the two raids in Frankley…


Local news
Police investigate armed robberies at two Frankley stores 

10 Jan 18

West Midlands Police are investigating after two shops in Frankley were subject to early morning armed robberies this week.


Rugby
Birmingham prisoner ESCAPES jail by scaling fence and fleeing 

10 Jan 18

The convicted robber has absconded from prison after climbing over a fence at HMP Sudbury…


Rugby
Driver delivering for Amazon attacked and has van taken in Sutton Coldfield robbery 

9 Jan 18

The robbery took place in Ferndale Road in Streetly…


News
Police investigating terrifying knifepoint robberies in Oaklands Recreation Ground – as one man stabbed 

9 Jan 18

Police step up patrols in Oaklands Recreation Ground, Yardley…


News
Career criminal with long history of offending in Birmingham moves to Wales and goes on burglary spree 

8 Jan 18

Lee Mason had 16 previous convictions for 32 offences, mostly in the Birmingham area, including for drugs matters, violence, dishonesty, and robberies…


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Man with long history of offending in Birmingham moves to Wales and goes on burglary spree 

8 Jan 18

Lee Mason had 16 previous convictions for 32 offences, mostly in the Birmingham area, including for drugs matters, violence, dishonesty, and robberies…


News
The 25 most shocking criminals locked up in Birmingham in 2017 

6 Jan 18

Murderers, rapists, armed robbers and child sex offenders among gallery of shame…


News
Machete robbers caught checking into hotel with bin bags full of stolen cash and cigarettes JAILED 

6 Jan 18

The duo stole thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes and cash at a Stafford store in October…


News
Trio arrested as police storm properties in Walsall 

5 Jan 18

In a crackdown on theft, burglary and robbery, police detained three people under Operation Vibrant…


Blog comment
CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE 

4 Jan 18

We can all do our own bit to help make ourselves safer, less vulnerable to becoming a victim, and making us feel a lot safer.


Local news
Man arrested after determined police pursuit following Northfield car robbery 

3 Jan 18

Determined West Midlands Police officers pursued and quickly arrested a man yesterday (Tuesday 2nd January) after a car was stolen from a woman at knifepoint in Northfield.


News
Watch: Most Wanted – December 2017 – robbery, murder, affray 

29 Dec 17

Do you know these suspects? Police want to trace them…


Rugby
Robbery suspect hunted after claw hammer raid at Erdington supermarket 

27 Dec 17

Christopher Kiernan is wanted in connection with a robbery at the Co-op store in Marsh Lane…


News
Armed robber David Price, 35, on the run after gang jailed for nearly 20 years 

23 Dec 17

Four crooks chased through city centre in stolen car…


News
Men jailed after Jewellery Quarter fight and shooting 

22 Dec 17

A man was shot in the elbow when a fight broke out after an attempted robbery in Birmingham.