SOLIHULL Police are searching for an armed robber who threatened a passer-by with a knife before forcing his victim to withdraw money from a town centre cash point.
The incident took place around 3pm on June 4 when the victim was confronted by the man while walking along Lode Lane.
After demanding money, the man walked his victim to a hole-in-the-wall on Hermitage Road, where he was robbed of £30.
Detective Constable Dave Mason from Solihull Police claimed: “It’s an intriguing incident, especially as the alleged offender only demanded a relatively small sum of money once they’d reached the cash point.
“There’s a chance he may have experienced some sort of remorse after being told by the victim that his father had recently passed away.”
The offender is described as a white male, about 20 years of age, just over six feet in height with a slim build.
He had light brown hair and was wearing a beige coloured hat, aviator-style red tinted sunglasses with metal rims, a red and white checked long sleeve shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone who has information about this man should call DC Mason at Solihull Police on 0345 113 5000 Extn: 7921 6739.
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