Police are warning people in a south Birmingham neighbourhood to be extra vigilant after a spate of robberies.
Officers in Kings Norton and Kings Heath have launched an operation targeting offenders following a number of cashpoint and personal thefts.
The offences have mainly taken place in the Maypole, Alcester Road South and Daisy Farm areas.
Detectives are also appealing for information on a group of teenage men operating in the areas and believed to be responsible for some of the robberies.
One member of the group, who is described as a black male aged about 16, has a distinctive haircut that includes a 'Nike' flick symbol cut into the front of it.
He also wears a diamond earring. Anyone with information can contact police at Kings Norton on 0845 113 5000 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.