Police appeal after bookshop winnings stolen from supercar

West Midlands Police is appealing for information after a large amount of cash was stolen from an orange McLaren supercar.

A 52-year-old man was sat in the distinctive vehicle on New Meeting Street in Birmingham city centre on 22 April. He had tens of thousands of pounds of bookies winnings in a bag on the passenger seat.

At around 3.30pm two men forced open the car door. There was a struggle and they managed to wrench the bag of cash from the man’s grip.

One of the suspects has been described as a light skinned black man, aged between 20 and 22 years old, about 6ft tall, with an athletic build and short black hair. He was wearing black jeans and a dark top.

The second suspect is described as a dark skinned black man, aged between 22 and 24 years old, about 5ft 7ins tall and slim with dreadlocked hair. He was wearing a scruffy grey coat with a hood.

Prior to the robbery a group of young men took selfies next to the car; they may have uploaded these to social media sites such as Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook.

We believe they witnessed the robbery and may have even pocketed some of the stolen cash.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Laurence Green said: “The car is very distinctive and it’s an unusual crime, however we believe there were a number of people in the area at the time who have not come forward.”

“I urge anyone who witnessed the robbery to get in touch and I am especially keen to hear from anyone who thinks they may know the identity of the suspects.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Laurence Green at Birmingham central police station on 101 or email [email protected]

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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