Police are appealing for witnesses after store workers were forced into a back room during an axe-wielding armed robbery at a One-Stop store in Birmingham.


The incident happened at the convenience store on Maryland Avenue in Hodge Hill at around 7:30am on 27 September.

According to West Midlands Police, a man entered the store armed with an axe and forced staff into a back room. The offender stole money from the safe and nobody was hurt.

The incident followed a number of recent robberies across the UK, including an incident in West Yorkshire in which a store worker was injured during an attempted armed robbery, and a gun-wielding robbery at a One Stop store in County Durham.

Anyone with information should contact West Midlands Police by calling 101, quoting crime reference number 20BE/228885R/19, or visit www.west-midlands.police.uk. Information can also be passed via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.