Teen ‘threatened with knife’ on Birmingham bus and robbed as CCTV appeal launched

A teenage bus passenger was ‘threatened with a knife’ in a terrifying Birmingham bus robbery with police now keen to trace a man in connection with the incident. The robbery took place on the Number 24 bus service which runs from the city centre to the southwest of Birmingham on Thursday, April 18.

A teenage boy was waiting at a bus stop before being followed onto the Number 24 bus when he was reportedly threatened as it travelled along Carrs Lane, which runs between the High Street and Moor Street Queensway close to Moor Street Railway Station.

The boy was 'threatened with a knife although it was not seen’ at around 3pm, police said. His mobile phone was stolen. The bus goes from the city centre to Five Ways, Harborne and then onto Woodgate Valley.

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Now West Midlands Police has issued a CCTV image of a man officers would like to speak to in connection with the incident. The image is pixelated but the man appears to have dark hair. Has a black coat on, possibly a Nike coat, over a black top with the red strap of a bag also pictured across his chest.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “Do you know this man? We want to speak to him after a robbery on a bus which was travelling on Carrs Lane, Birmingham at around 3pm on 18 April.

“The victim a teenage boy, was approached at the bus stop and followed onto the number 24 bus. He was threatened with a knife although it was not seen and a mobile phone was stolen.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact us via Live Chat on our website or call 101 quoting 20/419627/24.” Alternatively, anyone with any information can contact independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.