Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at a busy Sedgley petrol station yesterday morning, Monday February 20.
Two men, travelling on a scrambler motorbike, pulled up at the Total garage on Sedgley Road, Woodsetton at around 9.30am and demanded a cash box from the cash in transit delivery driver.
They tried to force open the door of the van and caused an injury to the staff member’s foot as he tried to secure the vehicle.
The offender then smashed the side window of the van with a hammer before grabbing hold of the cash box. The robbers then left the scene on the motorbike.
They headed away from the scene, along Bramford Drive.
Detective sergeant Mick Greenland, from Force CID, said: “This was a determined and nasty attack on the cash delivery driver as he made his morning call at the Total Garage.
“Sedgley Road is usually fairly busy with commuters and school traffic and we are sure people will have been in the area and seen these men either arriving at the petrol station before the robbery, or making their getaway. Some witnesses have described seeing red smoke coming from the cash box as the offenders drove off.
“We urge anyone with information to come forward and speak to us at their earliest convenience.”
Both offenders were described as white men, wearing balaclavas and dark clothing. They escaped on a black scrambler motorbike.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Force CID at Smethwick police station on 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111