CCTV images released after man robbed of bag and phone in street

Police have released CCTV images after a man was threatened with a knife and had his bag stolen in a street robbery.

The two victims were surrounded by four offenders (Image by West Midlands Police)
The two victims were surrounded by four offenders (Image by West Midlands Police)

West Midlands Police have launched the appeal to find four men who surrounded their victim and took a bag and phone from him in Birmingham.

Images of the incident, which happened on Corporation Street on the evening of Tuesday March 23, have been released.

The 22-year-old victim was with a friend, having placed a takeaway order, when he was approached by a man who demanded his man-bag and phone.

The offender was then joined by three others who surrounded the pair, with the main offender believed to have showed him the handle of a knife.

West Midlands Police have asked for anyone with information on who this man is to get in touch (Image by West Midlands Police)

The four offenders then took the bag and phone and made off towards Steelhouse Lane.

The unmasked offender is described as a light-skinned black male around 6ft tall, aged 18 to 25 and with short black afro hair.

He was seen wearing a sweatshirt with a Hoodrich logo on the front.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "The 22-year-old victim was with a friend having placed a takeaway order when he was approached by a man who demanded his man-bag and phone.

"The offender was joined by three others who surrounded the pair.

"We believe the main offender showed the victims the handle of a knife before taking the bag and phone and making off towards Steelhouse Lane.

"The unmasked offender is described as a light-skinned black male, possibly mixed race, around 6ft tall, aged 18-25, with short black afro hair.

"He was wearing a sweatshirt with a Hoodrich logo on the front.

"If you believe you recognise the man then please get in touch.

"You can message us on Live Chat through the website or call us on 101 quoting crime reference 20BW/84759G/21."

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org

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