Hunt for knifeman after armed raid in Oldbury

A man was threatened with a knife when three raiders burst into his home in the Black Country.

The break-in took place on Farm Road in Oldbury. Photo: Google Street Map
The break-in took place on Farm Road in Oldbury. Photo: Google Street Map

A door was forced open by three men, one of whom is thought to have been armed with a knife, who threatened the man living inside.

The raid happened at around 10.50pm on January 5 at an address on Farm Road in Oldbury.

The men fled empty-handed, with the occupant left unharmed but shaken by the experience.

West Midlands Police said it was carrying out house-to-house enquiries and reviewing CCTV footage to identify the men.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We are investigating after a home in Farm Road, Oldbury, was broken into and the resident threatened at around 10.50pm on 5 January.

"We understand the front door was forced open by three men, one we believe was armed with a knife. After threatening the man inside the house, the men fled empty-handed.

"Thankfully no one injured, but we understand how upsetting this would have been.

"We've carried out house-to-house enquiries and are reviewing CCTV as part of our on-going enquiries to identify those responsible.

"Anyone with information, who's not yet spoken to us, can get in contact via Live Chat on our website, please quote investigation number 20/103763/22.

"Or to tell us what you know, not who you are, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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