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The family of warehouse owner Akhtar Javeed who was shot dead at his Birmingham business have made an appeal for his killers to come forward.
The 56-year-old was killed during an attempted armed robbery in Digbeth on 3 February.
- Watch the appeal in full on the ITV Central Facebook page.
Police are appealing to trace the driver of a private hire vehicle, which was on Rea Street South on Wednesday 3 February at the time when a man was shot dead during an armed robbery.
A murder investigation has been launched into the death of Birmingham businessman Akhtar Javeed, 56, who was shot in the neck at the Direct Source 3 warehouse in Digbeth.
We are keen to trace the driver of a private hire vehicle believed to be a saloon which followed a vehicle with no lights on from Rea Street South turning left into MacDonald street at around 6.40pm. We believe this was a targeted robbery attempt at the business premises in Rea Street South, near to the junction with MacDonald Street.
It happened at a time when other people may have been leaving work for the day and someone may have seen what happened or have important information about the suspects."
Mr Javeed's family have been made aware of the result and paid tribute to him describing him as “an honest man who valued his family more than anything else.”
Please help bring closure to our family and justice for him. He was cruelly taken away from us and his young children who will now have to grow up without their father. Please help us."
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Police have started their investigation after a man was shot dead during an attempted robbery at a warehouse in Digbeth last night.
56-year-old Akhtar Javeed, suffered a gunshot wound and despite being rushed to hospital by paramedics, was pronounced dead a short time later.
Our reporter Chris Halpin spoke to Andy Parsons - the temporary Chief Superintendent for Birmingham West and Central Command Unit.
These are the first pictures of 56-year-old Digbeth murder victim Akhtar Javeed.
Murder detectives are hunting a pair of armed robbers who shot dead Mr Javeed during a robbery in Digbeth, Birmingham, last night.
Officers were called to soft drinks distributor Direct Source 3 Ltd, at 66 Rea Street South, just before 6.40pm, after receiving reports that several masked men were robbing the premises.
Mr Javeed was taken to hospital but died a short time later.
56-year-old Akhtar Javeed has been named as the man shot dead in Digbeth last night.
My Javeed suffered a gunshot wound and despite being taken to hospital by paramedics, he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Murder detectives are hunting a pair of armed robbers and the area is currently cordoned off.
There is also video footage of the area showing where the incident took place and what areas police have sealed off.
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