POLICE were called to an attempted robbery at Martins Newsagents on Longmore Road in Shirley.
Masked criminals launched a raid on the shop shortly after 7am on Monday morning.
The theives were seen to be running off without managing to steal anything when a police car pulled up.
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said:
“Police were called out to Martins Newsagents after reports of an attempted robbery.
“Two men with their faces covered ran off empty-handed.
“A shop assistant was pushed but did not receive any injuries.
“Anyone who witnessed the incident should call the robbery team at Solihull Police Station on 0845 113 5000.”