Police appeal for help to trace men wanted for assault and robbery
From the West Midlands Police website:
Detectives in Birmingham are appealing for help in tracing two men who assaulted and robbed a man in his own home.
The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday 25 March in Cheapside, Highgate, after the 40-year-old victim had been out drinking in Digbeth on the Saturday evening. He befriended two men whom he invited back to his flat shortly before midnight.
The men took advantage of the victim’s hospitality by punching and kicking him in the face, causing a fractured jaw. They also stabbed him with an unknown weapon causing superficial injuries to his head and arm.
The offenders left the address with the victim’s laptop, mobile phone, wallet and watch.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Gareth Holmes said: “This was a callous attack on a man who had trusted these men and invited them into his home.
“They repaid his hospitality by leaving him injured, and although the physical wounds will heal, he has been left afraid to return home and is staying with relatives.
“We hope that someone will come forward to help us identify the men responsible.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Force CID on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.