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Knifepoint robberies in Birmingham believed to be linked 

Detectives investigating two knifepoint shop robberies within four days in Birmingham are treating them as linked.

Officers have released a fresh image of a man they want to speak to in connection with armed robberies in Hall Green and Stechford.

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A man entered Newhall Green Express, School Road, Hall Green, around 1.10pm yesterday (3 September) and threatened a worker with a knife.

The staff member was ordered to open the till and the robber made off with a quantity of cash. The worker was not hurt but sustained cuts to his clothing.

It comes after a postal worker suffered a slash wound to his arm after a knifepoint robbery in Station Road, Stechford, around 12.45pm on Saturday (31 August). Cash and cigarettes were taken.

Detective Sergeant Tom Lyons, from force CID, said: "We don’t underestimate how terrifying it will have been to be confronted with a knife. 

"Fortunately, no-one was seriously injured but we need to find whoever was responsible for these robberies as soon as possible." 

Anyone with information is asked to contact us via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.pnn.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime. Quote crime reference number 20BE/206784E/19 or 20BE/209396N/19.

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