Two pubs robbed of takings

By Chris Willmott 01/03 Updated: 08/03 10:35

Police in Solihull are appealing for witnesses to two unconnected robberies at pubs in the borough over the weekend.

The first incident took place at 11.35am on Saturday, February 25, at the Lodge public house on Yardley Wood Road, Solihull.

Two men approached the licensee in the car park of the pub and grabbed a quantity of cash.

The 39-year-old licensee was with a male friend in his early 40s who sustained a minor injury during the altercation.

The first man was black, in his 20s, around 5' 7" tall and wore dark clothing and had his face covered.

The second man was a white male in his 20's.

Both men were seen running towards the road opposite the pub, Kingsfield road in Yardley Wood and made their getaway in a black car.

The second incident happened some time between 11.45 pm the same day and 1am the next morning at the Lincoln Lodge Public House on Lincoln road North, in Olton.

Two men went into the pub, threatened a member of staff with a crow bar before making off with a quantity of cash.

The 20-year-old barman was shaken but not injured.

The first offender was an Asian male, aged between 25 and 30, around 5' 5" tall and was wearing dark clothing and had his face covered.

The second offender was a black male, aged between 25 and 30, over 6' tall and he also wore dark clothing and had his face covered.

DC Dawn Williams from Force CID said: "We are not connecting the two incidents and inquiries are ongoing into both offences.

"We would be keen to hear from anyone with any information who might be able to help bring the offenders in both incidents to justice. "

Anyone with information should call DC Dawn Williams on the 101 number or Crimestoppers, confidentially on 0800 555 111.

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