Man held at knife point in terrifying village robbery

Police are appealing for information after a man was threatened at knifepoint in Shenstone, a village near Lichfield. A man is said to have been approached by a man and a woman in the alley between Pinfold Hill and Lincoln Croft at around 5pm on Monday June 20.

The attempted knifepoint robbery saw the male offender threaten the victim and demand his mobile phone. Thankfully the victim managed to escape without injuries and in possession of his belongings.

Staffordshire Police are now hunting two suspects – a man and a woman – who they believe may have later travelled to Birmingham. They have launched an appeal for anyone with any information in connection with the incident.

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A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: “Both suspects are believed to have left the area on foot in the direction of Lincoln Croft and may have later travelled to Birmingham by train.

“The man is described as white, in his mid-20s, approximately 5ft 9in tall, of slim build with cropped ginger hair and a beard. He was wearing a black short sleeved t-shirt with orange and yellow stars on the front with a rainbow effect underneath the left arm, plain jeans and dark brown boots.

“He also had tattoos across his fingers on his right hand. The woman is described as white, in her 20s, approximately 5ft 4in tall, of a stocky build with light brown collar length hair.

“She was wearing a blue denim jacket with a plain white t-shirt underneath and pale blue jeans with slits across both legs. Police are urging nearby residents to review their CCTV to check whether the suspects were captured in the area leading up to the incident.

“Anyone with any information should contact us on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident 556 of 20 June. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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