Police investigate armed robbery in Yardley Wood

Police are investigating an armed robbery at Co-operative Food on Yardley Wood Road in Yardley Wood at around 7.25am yesterday (Tuesday 19th December).

Four men pulled up outside the store in a Mercedes Estate car and three went inside. One of the men threatened staff with a small axe, before hitting one of them around the head with his hand and forcing him to open a safe.

Cash, alcohol and cigarettes were stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or West Midlands Police on 101