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Thieves foiled in early morning raid

POLICE were called to an attempted robbery at Martins Newsagents on Longmore Road in Shirley.

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.”

 

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