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Man has nose broken during Rednal robbery
12:10pm Monday 18th March 2013 in News
A MAN had his nose broken during a robbery in Rednal.
Police are appealing for information about the incident at around 10.30pm on Wednesday, March 13.
The victim got off a bus in Parsonage Drive, Rednal, near Howdens Joinery, when a silver Mercedes panel van pulled up and two men got out, pushed him to the floor and hit him.
They stole his mobile phone, wallet and bus pass before getting back into the van, which was driven by a third man.
The men are described as white and in their mid 20s. One of them was wearing black jeans and a cream jacket.
The victim, a 41-year-old man, sustained a badly broken nose and was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
One man was arrested in the Leicester area on suspicion of robbery the day after. He was arrested by Leicestershire Police on behalf of West Mercia Police and is currently in custody assisting with inquiries.
Detective Constable Mark Lazenby said: “This was a serious incident, which resulted in the victim sustaining serious facial injuries.
“We are appealing for any witnesses or anyone else with information to contact us on 0300 333 3000 quoting incident 564-s-130313 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”