£5k reward issued after vicious assault on Jewellery Quarter dealer

BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 20: Police stand guard as investigators search a property on Aberdeen Road where a 32-year-old man was arrested this morning in connection with the murder of Joanna Yeates on January 20, 2011 in Bristol, England. Joanna Yeates went missing on December 17 after a night out with work colleagues and her body was later found dumped by the side of the road at Longford Lane on Christmas Day. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

A reward of £5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of masked robbers who viciously attacked a jewellery shop owner in Birmingham.

The victim, a diamond dealer, was attacked by a gang of three men wearing balaclavas as he got out of his car in broad daylight.

The assault took place earlier this year, at 3.30pm on Monday 22 February 2016 on Warstone Parade East in Hockley, but nobody has yet been charged for the offence. The identity of the jewellery shop owner has not been revealed.

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The £5,000 reward has been put up by charity Crimestoppers for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible

Pauline Hadley, Crimestoppers’ regional manager for the West Midlands, said: “This violent attack and robbery happened in Birmingham’s well-known jewellery quarter and has shocked people who live and work in that central part of the city.

“A reward is being offered and we are urging anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers anonymously. We don’t ask for any personal details.”

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through its anonymous online form HERE.

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