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Dustbins and car registration AK10 GWW link robberies, CCTV issued: Black Country

Date of Incident: 17/06/2011

Posted on: June 21st, 2011 by 2049

Detectives have released CCTV images in a bid to gain information following a series of robberies in the Black Country over the last week.

The first incident was on 8 June at 8.50pm where a man tried to steal a Range Rover Sport car as the owner was closing the gates to premises at Atlas Trading Estate in Cross Street, Bilston in Wolverhampton.

The victim managed to force the offender from the car who then drove off in a car described as a silver Vauxhall Vectra registration AK10 GWW.

The second incident was on 10 June at 6.30pm at Sainsbury's in Louise Street, Lower Gornal.

Three white men with their faces covered entered the store carrying dustbins, they climbed over the counter and stole a quantity of cigarettes worth approximately £4,000.

They escaped in a silver Volkswagen Passat, registration AK10 GWW which mounted the pavement as it drove off narrowly missing pedestrians.

The last incident took place yesterday (Wednesday) at 7am at Co-op in Dudley Road West, Tividale.

Two white men, again with their faces covered, entered the store carrying dustbins and stole cigarettes worth approximately £7,000.

They escaped in a silver VW Passat registration AK10 GWW.

The Passat has not been traced by police to date and is known to be using false plates.

Anyone with information on any of the incidents, the offenders or the vehicles is asked to contact DC Stephen Bryant at Force CID on 0345 113 5000.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Contact Details

Division/Station: W Midlands CID

Name: Stephen Bryant

Telephone: 0345 113 5000

Incident Location

Atlas Trading Estate
Cross Street
Bilston
Wolverhampton
WEST MIDLANDS

The location of the incident marked on this map is approximate