Two Men Threaten To 'Shank' Man In Birmingham

1 August 2014, 07:16 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Police want to speak to two men after a man was robbed in Birmingham last month.

Police have released a video of two men they want to speak to after a man was robbed in Birmingham city centre last month.
It was around 11pm on 18 June when the victim was approached by the thieves on Lionel Street as he walked under the railway arch heading towards Constitution Hill.
One of them threatened to "shank" the 19-year-old − meaning to stab him − unless he handed over his stuff and they both punched him repeatedly in the head and body.

Police were on the scene within minutes but the offenders had fled with a laptop, mobile phone and bank cards, in the direction of Newhall Street.
It’s believed they may have made their escape by jumping onto the canal towpath using an access staircase between Lionel Street and Water Street.
One of them was a white man who wore a navy jacket, jeans and hat whilst the other man was black and wore a black Adidas tracksuit with three red stripes along the side.
Investigating officer DC Richard Marsh, from Birmingham CID, said: "The area will have been relatively quiet at the time of night that this robbery happened but I’m sure there will have been someone around who may have seen these suspects.
"It was no doubt terrifying for the victim who, although he only suffered cuts and bruises, was put in his fear of his life by these offenders who threatened him with a knife − albeit we don’t know whether they actually had one.
"We’ve released some CCTV footage of the thieves as they approach their victim and I’m hoping someone may recognise their clothing or come forward with information about who they could be."