Masked thugs hit Whitmore Reans shopkeeper with hammer in terrifying robbery
Masked robbers attacked a Wolverhampton shopkeeper – hitting him on the head with a hammer.
Three men burst into the Dunstall News & Wine, in Whitmore Reans, and confronted the worker while armed with a knife and a shotgun.
The victim, who is in his 40s, tried to fend the group off with a baseball bat – but was then hit across the face and struck on the head with a hammer.
He was hit again with the hammer after falling to the floor, before the robbers made off with the till containing cash.
The victim escaped with a minor head injury following the attack.
The terrifying incident unfolded at the Glentworth Gardens shop at around 7.30pm on Wednesday, January 9.
West Midlands Police has now issued an appeal for information following the brutal attack.
PC Andrew Reid, from Force CID at Wolverhampton, said: "This was an extremely violent attack on a man who was going about his normal business at work.
"The men were armed with a knife, shotgun and hammer and were not afraid to use force to get what they wanted.
"It is just fortunate the victim was not more seriously hurt and we need to find the men responsible as soon as possible."
Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101, quoting incident reference number 20WV/7418K/19.
Alternatively, witnesses can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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