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68-year-old missing from Halesowen

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a woman missing from Halesowen.

Jacqueline Bache was staying with a relative in Huntingtree Road last night but is believed to have left the house at around 5am this morning and has not been seen since.

The 68-year-old has recently been diagnosed with early onset dementia and has some short term memory loss.

She is described as white, 5ft 7ins tall, slim build, short brown hair and has a local accent.


Photos released of robbers who targeted Halesowen shop

Police are looking for the three men Credit: West Midlands Police

CCTV images have been released following an armed robbery at a Halesowen supermarket.

The robbery took place between 3.50am and 4.05am on September 17.

Three men threatened staff at Asda in The Cornbow Centre with a knife and demanded to be taken to the cash office.

Once inside the offenders asked the woman to open the safe and then stole a considerable amount of money.

CCTV footage has been trawled and forensic experts visited the store for clues.

They escaped the scene in a distinctive blue Ford Focus. Police are keen to trace these men and the car – thought to have false number plates - as soon as possible.

They escaped in a blue Ford Focus Credit: West Midlands Police

The suspects - two described as black and one described Asian are all around 5ft 8ins tall.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Constable Caroline Morris, on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Police search for cyclist who mugged 61-year-old

The woman's bag was stolen on Broomfield Street North Credit: Google Maps

Police in Dudley are asking the public to help them trace a young cyclist who mugged a 61-year-old woman as she walked through Halesowen.

The woman was on Bloomfield Street North at around 1pm on Wednesday 18 February when a young man cycled up to her and grabbed her handbag as he went past. He snatched the bag with such force that the woman fell to the floor, but luckily, she was not injured.

The thief was described as a being in his late teens or early 20s, of slim build, wearing a black hooded top with the make ‘Bench’ written across the top in white text. He wore dark jogging bottoms and he was riding a black mountain bike. After the mugging, he cycled off towards Attwood Street, with the woman’s bag over his handlebars.

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