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Police release images of rush robbery suspects

Police have released images of people they want to trace in connection with a series of rush robberies at homes in Wolverhampton.

Officers say that the individuals pictured are suspected of being involved in house raids that have seen victims threatened with weapons before items such as jewellery and cash were stolen.

It's reported that five homes across Bradley, Chapel Ash, Bescot, Pleck, West Bromwich, and Wednesbury were the target of these robberies between the 13 and 18 January.

A further three raids are said to have taken place last night, all in Wolverhampton.

Police are appealing to trace suspects caught on CCTV. Credit: West Midlands Police

According to police, the suspects are understood to have burst into homes and on some occasions, used bleach and cleaning fluids on the hands of victims in an attempt to clean DNA evidence.

Police are appealing to trace suspects caught on CCTV. Credit: West Midlands Police
Police have released images of people they want to trace in connection with a series of rush robberies at homes in Wolverhampton. Credit: West Midlands Police

Inspector Ade George from West Midlands Police said:

We’re currently investigating five crimes across Wolverhampton, and a further three on Sandwell and Walsall.

Force has been used on a number of occasions and victims left traumatised by the experience.

We believe these criminals scope areas for homes that could be potential targets, I ask people to be aware of individuals or vehicles in their area acting suspiciously. If you are in any doubt, call police.

People who behave in this way deserve no protection… we need people to come forward and tell us who they suspect is involved so we can take action, identify and bring those responsible for these burglaries to justice.

– Inspector Ade George, West Midlands Police