Double robbery suspect arrested after car chase drama

A 41-year-old man wanted in connection with the robbery of two elderly women was arrested after a stolen car he was driving was immobilised by police.

The man was detained in Simmons Drive, Birmingham, on Saturday at around 6.45pm - after police used stingers on the Fiat 500 he was driving which had been stolen from Wolverhampton.

Police were alerted to his whereabouts as he drove through the Stourbridge area thanks to a tracker inside the car.

A pursuit followed, which saw the suspect drive at high speed through residential areas and on the wrong side of dual carriageways.

The vehicle was stung on Hagley Road and it eventually ground to a halt before a short chase on foot ensued and the man was detained. A police helicopter was also drafted in to help capture the suspect.

He was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and will also be questioned over two separate robberies in August.

The first one happened at the home of 78-year-old woman in Harborne on August 14, while the second saw another 78-year-old woman attacked in the street for her handbag where she was dragged to the ground and suffered a broken hip.

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