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Duo arrested for bank card robbery in Birmingham

By Dayna Farrington | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

Two people have been arrested after a robbery in Birmingham,

Police are appealing for witnesses following the robbery

A 24-year-old man was assaulted and had his bank card stolen in Duchess Road, Ladywood, in the early hours of Wednesday.

Minutes later the victim's bank card was used at a shop in Hagley Road.

The victim was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

A 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old teenager have been arrested.

West Midlands Police has now launched an investigation into the robbery and is asking for witnesses to come forward.

A spokesman for the force said: "A man and teenager have been arrested on suspicion of robbery after a man was assaulted and had his bank card taken on Duchess Road, Ladywood at around 2.30am on Wednesday morning.

"Fifteen minutes later, the man’s bank card was used at a shop on Hagley Road, Birmingham, and subsequently a 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old teenager were arrested on suspicion of robbery.

"The 24-year-old victim was taken to hospital with minor injuries."

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101, quoting incident number 173 of January 29.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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