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APPEAL: Police want to speak with this man after armed robbery at Coventry home

Editorial Correspondent 25th Jul, 2020 Updated: 25th Jul, 2020

POLICE want to speak with this man as they investigate an armed robbery at a Coventry home in the early hours of last Friday (July 17).

Five or six masked men smashed a back door at the house in Freehold Street at just after 1.10am.

West Midlands Police adds: “It’s understood that they were armed with weapons and demanded cash from the two men, aged 50 and 33, who were at the property.

“A stun gun was used on the 50-year-old while the younger man was threatened with a knife.

Two mobile phones were taken before the group of men left in a waiting car, believed to be a dark-coloured Audi A4 estate.

The 50-year-old man suffered a facial injury which required hospital treatment but he is now recovering at home.”

DC Adam Lewis of Force CID, said: “This was a nasty robbery but thankfully neither of the men in the house were seriously hurt.

“Following our initial investigations we understand that the offenders were driven away from the scene by another man who was waiting in an Audi parked nearby

“We do believe this was a targeted attack with no threat to the wider public, but extra patrols are being carried out in the area to give reassurance.

“Our enquiries are continuing and I would urge anyone with any information to get in touch with us.”

Contact us via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk, 8am to midnight, or call 101 anytime, quoting crime number 20CV/166529n/20. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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