Two men were arrested today after masked men robbed a man carrying a large amount of cash out of a bank.
The victim had just visited HSBC on New Road, Willenhall, when three men jumped from an Audi and grabbed a bag containing the cash.
Police were alerted at around 1.20pm and quickly corciulated details of the car, which was spotted minutes later five miles away on Stafford Street in Walsall.
Police in an unmarked car forced the vehicle to stop, damaging their own car in the process.
The occupants of the car fled. Two men were arrested nearby and searches were continuing this evening to find further suspects.
Supt Maria Fox, from Walsall Police, said: "Our officers were quick to respond to the initial emergency call and details of the Audi were passed to all operational police in the vicinity.
"The two traffic officers were on patrol on Stafford Street when they spotted a car matching the description.
"The location is some five miles away from the scene of the robbery, however the vehicle was indeed believed to be the one involved and so the officers acted swiftly and decisively to stop it from getting away - leading to the arrest of two suspects.
"The operation is still underway and we continue to search the wider area in a bid to find those who fled the scene.
"Thankfully, no one was injured in either the robbery or the following collision and we urge anyone who was in the area of either incident and witnessed what happened to contact us as soon as possible."
The two arrested men, aged 20 and 26, remained in police custody this evening.