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Appeal for witnesses following robbery in Shirley

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Shirley on Wednesday (25 May)


Between 12.05am and 12.15am, a woman in her 50s and a woman in her 20s were walking to their car on Crown Street, near the junction with Shirley High Street, when they were approached by five men wearing black clothes, gloves and balaclavas and one of whom was holding a knife. 


They then proceeded to threaten the women and assaulted them, causing minor injuries. 


Several items were then stolen, including a large amount of jewellery and one of the women’s engagement rings. 


DC Giulia Puccini is leading the investigation. She said: “Our officers are following up all lines of enquiry to identify the men involved. 


“While we continue to investigate this we would urge members of the public to make sure they do not display their valuables and remain vigilant at night in the Shirley area.” 


Did you see what happened?


Do you have dash cam, CCTV or ring doorbell footage of the incident? 


Do you know who the men are? 


Call police on 101 or report online, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting 44220206353.