Birmingham & Black Country

Carers targeted in Edgbaston armed robbery

Two carers and a disabled man have been threatened in an armed robbery in Birmingham.

Police said the two women were tied up and forced to open a safe at gunpoint at the home in Edgbaston on Monday.

Three men escaped in a silver Honda Civic, which was found abandoned in Handsworth a short while later.

West Midlands Police said the attack had taken place shortly before 22:40 GMT and made an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

'Frightening experience'

One of the women, who had left the house in Edgbaston a short while earlier after finishing her shift, was forced back into her car by the men when she returned to her home in Sandwell.

Police said the three men forced her to drive back to Edgbaston where they threatened her and a colleague.

Det Sgt Toby Davis said: "This was a particularly nasty and frightening experience for the two women, who were providing essential care for a vulnerable member of the community, who has also been left shaken by the incident.

"We are following up a number of lines of inquiry... and supporting all three victims following this very serious incident."

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