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Two men arrested after stealing a car in Solihull

Solihull Editorial 27th Aug, 2022   0

TWO men have been arrested after a suspected stolen car was spotted on Coventry Road, Birmingham at around 5.30pm on August 22.

A report had come in earlier that day that a car matching the same description was seen with a machete onboard.

Officers tried to stop the Hyundai, but the driver failed to stop but with the help of the National Police Air Service (NPAS) officers pursued the vehicle for more than an hour before a stinger was deployed which brought the car to a stop.

The men then attempted to run from the car on Coventry Road but were quickly arrested.

A machete was recovered and the car, which was displaying false plates, is believed to have been stolen from a property in Solihull last December.

The men, aged 19 and 22 were detained on suspicion of dangerous driving, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a knife.

Police are urging people to help them beat car crime by always ensuring their car is locked.

They also advise using a steering lock and putting keys or fob in a ‘Faraday bag’ overnight.

This is a specially lined pouch which means thieves can’t ‘steal’ the fob’s frequency and open your car remotely without the keys.

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