West Midlands police have launched an appeal for information after two men armed with machetes made off with “a large amount” of cash from Castle Bingo Barnes Hill in Birmingham.
The robbery took place at the Weoley Castle venue on the evening of 3 September, with the two intruders threatening staff at knifepoint to hand over money from the safe.
“We were called to reports of an armed robbery at Castle Bingo on Barnes Hill, Birmingham at around 10pm,” said a spokesperson for West Midlands Police. “Two men armed with machetes threatened staff and pulled them into an office.”
“Two members of staff in the cash office were forced to hand over a large amount of cash from the safe. Fortunately none of the workers were injured, but understandably have been left shaken by this frightening incident.”
Police are continuing to investigate, and are seeking information from anyone who may know more about the identities of the robbers, urging them to call 101 quoting crime reference number 20BW/211630G/20.
Castle Bingo Barnes Hill became part of the Castle Bingo group in 2011, and is one of eleven sites operated by the company across the country