Appeal: Did you witness robbery in Tamworth?

Officers are appealing for information following a robbery in Tamworth in December 2015.

At approx 6.15 to 6.30pm on Saturday 12 December the offender approached a woman from behind, in Hospital Street and grabbed her handbag from her left shoulder, pulling it down towards her hands. They have had a tug-of-war over the bag with the offender managing to get away with it. The bag is described as old fashioned style in black leather.

The offender then ran off with the handbag which contained a pink leather ‘Pauls Boutique’ purse, HTC Desire mobile phone in a pink leather cover, cash and bank cards.

The offender is described as a white teenager, aged 16-18 years-old, with short dark hair. He was about 5ft 6 – 5ft 7 inches tall and of very skinny build. He was wearing dark blue jeans with white writing on the bum and a tracksuit type jacket which was dark in colour.

Anyone with any information on the above incidents is asked to contact PC Clare McNair on 101, quoting the incident number 680 of 12 December 2015.

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

 

Robbery Appeal: Newcastle

Officers from Newcastle Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information following a robbery in Newcastle.

The incident occurred at 12.15am on Sunday 17 January when the victim was walking along Old Butt Lane, Talke, outside the Co-op. He was approached by two men who punched and kicked him. Following a struggle they stole a set of keys and a wallet containing cash and cards.

The 17-year-old male victim, from Newcastle, received hospital treatment for injuries to his face and back.

The two men are described as wearing dark clothing, hoods and had their faces covered. They are believed to be aged in their early 20s.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 31 of January 17.

Alternatively they can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

APPEAL: Did you witness off licence robbery?

Police are investigating a robbery at an off licence in Meaford Drive, Stoke-on-Trent in which the shop owner was threatened with a bladed instrument.

The incident occurred around 5pm and the offender stole cash from the till and cigarettes before making off towards a wooded area.

The shop owner was badly shaken but was not injured.

The offender is described as a white male wearing a black mask, black hooded jacket, black jeans and white gloves. He was carrying a black JD drawstring bag.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident 508 of January 7. Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or via the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Details cannot be traced and you will not go to court.

Did you see robbery take place?

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Tamworth in the early hours of Sunday, December 27.

A 63-year-old man was assaulted by a number of offenders as he walked to his home in the Glascote area between 12.30 and 2am. He lost consciousness after being punched in the face and hit on the back of the head. The offenders stole his mobile phone and a wallet containing cash and bank cards.

The man was able to return home and later received treatment for head and facial injuries at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

The robbery occurred on a footpath at the top of Maitland about 50 metres from an underpass beneath Marlborough Way.

The stolen wallet is described as black and blue cloth with Velcro fastening and the mobile as a black Meridon smart phone.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101, quoting incident 388 of December 27. Alternatively, they can contact the independent crime-fighting charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111, or using the anonymous online report form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Details cannot be traced and they will not go to court.

Did you see man grab elderly woman?

A 73-year-old woman was grabbed around the neck from behind in a Stoke-on-Trent street by a man who demanded her purse.

The woman was not injured but was badly shaken by the incident which happened at around 12.45pm yesterday, December 17.

The incident took place in Greendock Street, Blurton and the man ran off in the direction of Goms Mill Road when the woman screamed.

He is described as a white male aged between 35 and 40 years and of slight build. He has black hair and walked with a pronounced limp.

The man was wearing a black duffle coat and a black skull cap.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen anyone acting suspiciously, is asked to call 101, quoting incident 271 of December 17.

APPEAL: ROBBERY AT SUPERMARKET, PERTON

Police are appealing for information following a robbery at Sainbury’s in Perton.

Officers were called to the Anders Square store at 8.10pm last night, Tuesday.

A store security guard had challenged three men who were acting suspiciously in the store and was then threatened by one of them, who was in possession of a weapon.

The men then left the store having stolen a few bottles of champagne. Fortunately no one was injured.

As a result of the information received officers were deployed to the scene. An extensive area search was carried out by officers but the men were not located.

The men are described as black and aged in their late teens/early twenties.

The man in possession of the weapon had a slim to athletic build and was approximately 5ft 10in tall. He was wearing a three-quarter length black jacket; black trousers and black and white trainers. He also wore a black hat.

The second offender had a medium to athletic build, and wore black trousers and black and white trainers. He also wore a black jacket with a grey upper panel and hood and a black baseball cap. This man had a satchel across his chest.

The third man had a slim to athletic build and was approximately 5ft 11in tall. He wore a black hat; three-quarter length black hooded jacket; black and white trainers and black trousers. He was carrying a black holdall bag.

A member of the public is known to have spoken to the security guard following the incident and stated that he had witnessed the incident and had also seen the weapon. Officers are very keen to trace this witness.

Anyone with information on the incident, or who saw persons acting suspiciously in the area at the time, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 715 of December 15, or the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

APPEAL: Did you witness a robbery in Newcastle-under-Lyme?

We’re appealing for witnesses after a robbery in Bradwell Lane last night, Thursday 3 December.

The incident happened at around 6.30pm when the victim, an 80-year-old woman from Newcastle, was pushed over near the Britannia Public House and a shopping bag containing her purse was stolen.

The purse is described as a red leather clip stud style purse and was within a black shiny canvas shopping bag.

Fortunately, the victim wasn’t injured but she was left shaken by the incident.

The suspect is described as a male wearing dark clothing and he ran off towards Oldcastle Avenue.

If you witnessed the incident, or have any information about who is responsible, please contact DC Pete Titley at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 639 of December 3. Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

APPEAL: Did you witness a robbery in Tamworth?

We’re appealing for witnesses after a robbery at the Co op in Brent Ninian Way, Wilnecote.

The incident happened at around 7.15pm on Wednesday 2 December.

The suspect assaulted a member of staff before stealing cash. A second member of staff was also assaulted as they attempted to stop the assault on their colleague.

Both members of staff are women from Tamworth, aged 46 and 60. The 60-year-old suffered a hand injury and attended Sir Robert Peel Hospital for treatment while the second woman was uninjured.

The suspect is described as white, 6ft tall and wore dark clothing and a beanie hat.

He was seen to make off in a silver BMW, believed to be a 3 Series.

If you witnessed the incident, or have any information about who is responsible, please contact DC Mark Underwood at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 738 of December 2. Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

APPEAL: Did you witness a robbery in Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent?

We’re appealing for witnesses to a robbery which happened in the Pembridge Road area near Millpond at around 1.25pm on Wednesday 2 December.

The victim was approached by four to five males dressed in dark clothing with their faces covered. They assaulted the victim with baseball bats causing him to fall to the floor before they stole a 9-carat gold ring from him.

The victim, a 24-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent, suffered head and facial injuries and was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital where he remains for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

One of the suspects is described as 5ft 9ins to 5ft 10ins tall with a stocky build. The other three/four were around 5ft 7ins and of medium build.

If you witnessed the incident, or have any information about who is responsible, please contact DC Bonnie Jenkins at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 340 of December 2. Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Man charged: Robbery, Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent

UPDATE: Man charged
A man is due before magistrates in Newcastle today (Fri) charged with robbery following an incident at Blurton Filling Station yesterday (Thurs).

The 29-year-old, of Stoke-on-Trent, is charged with robbery; racially/religiously aggravated intentional harassment/alarm/distress and using threatening/abusive/insulting words/behaviour to cause harassment/alarm/distress.

The man injured in yesterday’s incident is now recovering at home.

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery following an incident in Blurton.

The 29-year-old, from Stoke-on-Trent, was arrested following an incident at Blurton Filling Station, Blurton Road.

Police were called to the location just after 4.10am this morning after receiving a report of a robbery at the location.

A male member of staff has been injured as a result of the incident and is currently being treated for cuts and bruises at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. His condition is described as stable.

No money or goods were stolen during the incident.

An investigation into the incident is now underway and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident 58 of December 3.

Officers will be carrying out inquiries at the location today.