A suspicious shopkeeper threatened One Stop shop employees with a syringe and knife in two separate Black Country robberies within a few days.
On Thursday 23 September, at around 5 pm, shop workers were threatened with syringes at a Horsley Road shop.
Luckily no one was injured but the staff got scared and some items were stolen, West Midlands Police said.
At that time an appeal was made But members of the public named one person who was in jail on the day of the incident.
Officials are now linking it to a second robbery at a Dudley Port shop on Monday, September 27, where employees were stabbed to death. No one was hurt in this incident.
Dudley Police Posted on Facebook: “We are appealing to trace a suspected shopkeeper who threatened employees at two different One Stop stores in the Black Country.
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“Suspect threatened employees with syringes during a robbery at One Stop at Horsley Road, Tipton.
“Thankfully no one was hurt but the staff got scared and the man managed to steal some things from the shop. This happened on September 23 at 5 pm.
“We issued an appeal after the incident. Many people contacted but the person whose name was suspected was in jail at the time of the crime.
“Detectives now believe that the second incident was perpetrated by the same person on 27 September at the one stop at Dudley Port.
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“He threatened a staff member with a knife when he asked them to leave the shop. The attack was caught on CCTV. Luckily no one was hurt.
“We have released some new images and anyone who can help should get in touch. Please use the live chat service on our website www.west-midlands.police.uk Or call 101.
“Call to be 100 percent anonymous crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote inquiry number 20/1770858/21.”
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