Did you witness a robbery at around 11.30am on Tuesday (26 March) on Chapel Lane, Bell Heath?

West Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses or information following a robbery near Belbroughton.

The incident happened at around 11.30am on Tuesday, 26 March on Chapel Lane.

The victim, a man in his 30s, pulled up in his van outside an address on Chapel Lane when a white car containing two men pulled up next to him.

One of the men got out of the car and approached the victim, demanding he hand over the keys to his van.

The second man, believed to be carrying a bladed article, also got out of the car and approached the victim before threatening him.

The victim threw the keys to his van on the ground and fled the scene.

The two men then drove off in the van and the white car in the direction of Madeley Road.

The van was discovered abandoned a short time later on Harbours Hill, not far from where the incident happened.

The offenders had taken a large quantity of parcels from inside the van.

The first man is described as black, aged between 25 and 30-years-old, around 6′ tall and of athletic build. He is believed to have been wearing dark clothing and a hood.

The second man is described as in his 20s, with dark skin, around 5’11” tall and of slim build. He is believed to have been wearing dark clothing and a hood.

Detective Constable David Bunce from West Mercia Police said: “Thankfully the victim wasn’t injured as a result of this incident, but this was understandably a frightening ordeal for him that has left him shaken.

“We have launched a thorough investigation to identify those responsible and a number of enquiries are currently ongoing.

“We would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident, seen anything suspicious or a white car being driven erratically in the area around the time of the incident, or think they may have been offered suspected stolen goods in the Bell End or Bell Heath areas to please get in touch.

“Anyone with any information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting crime reference number 22/27325/19 of 26 March.”

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org