'Violent offenders' held after car jacking arrests - The Solihull Observer

'Violent offenders' held after car jacking arrests

Solihull Editorial 10th Aug, 2020 Updated: 11th Aug, 2020   0

POLICE in Solihull have made two arrests in connection with a car jacking.

Officers say they detained two males following the terrifying theft – when the suspects crashed the car.

The incident in Earlswood saw teams from West Midlands Police and West Mercia work to snare the suspects.

Officers from Knowle, Dorridge and Balsall Common Police posted: “The offenders crashed the vehicle nearby and after 30 minutes of searching both offenders were spotted by a Shirley Special Officer, and both were arrested on suspicion of robbery by West Mercia Police.”

“We were able to get these two violent offenders off the streets with the help of  the community.

“Thank you to all that called in with information, as both males remain in police custody.”

In a statement, West Midlands Police said: “Officers arrested two men after being called to reports of a carjacking in Rumbush Lane, Earlswood, just after 11am on August 9.

“It is understood that three men armed with knives pushed their way into a house and took car keys before stealing a black BMW parked outside.

“The car was found minutes later abandoned in a hedge in Norton Lane.

“Following initial enquiries officers arrested two men at Whitlock End Train Station in Earlswood, at just before midday yesterday.

“One man, aged 22, was arrested on suspicion of robbery and a second man, aged 19, was arrested on suspicion of burglary. They remain in police custody for questioning as our investigations continue.

“Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk or call 101. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime reference 20SH/188393R/20.”

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