Robbers steal cash and a car after threatening staff and customers at South Staffordshire pub
The robbery took place at around 9.20pm last night at the Ivy House in Stafford Road, Newtown, South Staffordshire
MASKED men threatened pub customers and staff with a knife before stealing cash and a car.
The robbery took place at around 9.20pm last night at the Ivy House in Stafford Road, Newtown, South Staffordshire.
Two men entered the pub and threatened staff and customers with knives, a Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said.
She added: "They demanded cash and a customer's car keys before leaving in the stolen car with a quantity of cash. They drove off towards Great Wyrley in the stolen car, which is a red Volkswagon Polo registration number BN15 VYJ.
"Officers, including armed response and dog support officers, attended immediately and carried out an area search but no one was located.
"Detectives are carrying out an investigation into the incident. Inquiries include checking CCTV in the surrounding area and working with colleagues from West Midlands Police to trace those responsible.
"We are keen to hear from anyone who has information about the incident or who has seen the stolen car since."
One of the suspects was described as white, aged in his late 20s, 6ft and stocky. He wore a black balaclava with a dark coat.
The second was described as 5ft 9ins and of a medium build. He wore a black jacket with the hood up and had his face covered.
Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area last night, or has information, should call DS Dave Rowlands on 101 quoting incident number 685 of April 24. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.