Birmingham & Black Country

Bilston Cash Centre targeted by 'axe and stun gun' thieves

Two men with an axe and what is thought to be a stun gun have stolen jewellery worth "tens of thousands" of pounds from a West Midlands pawnbrokers.

West Midlands Police have appealed for information about the robbery in which the men, who wore masks, went into the Bilston Cash Centre on Tuesday.

It is thought they drove a blue or grey BMW towards the Black Country Route.

Det Sgt Steve Walters appealed for anyone offered jewellery to come forward and make contact.

He said: "I want to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who has any information about who is responsible.

"Likewise if anyone approaches you offering to sell gold jewellery in suspicious circumstances, we'd ask you to come forward and let us know about it."

Police said the men raided the safe and got away with jewellery worth tens of thousands of pounds as well as a significant quantity of cash.

One member of staff suffered a minor cut to the hand in the robbery which happened on Tuesday at around 12:55 BST, police said.

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