Police looking for a gang involved in robbery

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BIRMINGHAM: Police are looking for a gang who is involved in a terrifying robbery – and it was all caught on camera. It is reported that the victim, a woman in her 70s, was walking along the pavement when the vicious gang swarmed her and pulled her to the ground in broad daylight.

The trio, all hooded, are clearly seen robbing the pensioner in shocking CCTV released by West Midlands Police. It captures as the robbers run towards her – before another grabs and bundles her to the floor in a service road near Haverlock Road in Saltley.

Helpless and left lying on the ground, another youth then snatches a tablet out from her hands.The three youths flee down the service road and cut across a car park onto Alum Rock Road.

Police have only released the footage of the crime occurred on December 28. In another clip, three hooded boys – dressed all in black – walk along a street laughing to themselves. Police have released a desperate appeal and are urging anyone who recognises their faces to get in touch immediately.

The appeal from Birmingham Police read: “Do you recognise these men? “We want to talk to them in connection with a robbery on a woman in her early 70s that happened in Saltley on Friday 28 December at around 2.40pm.

“The woman was walking along the road when a group of three men approached her. One of the men ran at her, grabbed her and pulled her to the ground.

“Another one of the other men then helped her assailant to pull a tablet out of her hand, before the three ran off down the service road, across the car park and into Alum Rock Road. If you know who they are, contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.