Three teenagers arrested after stolen car leads police on chase in Oldbury

Three teenagers have been arrested after a stolen car led police on a chase that ended in a crash in the Black Country.

Three boys were arrested. Photo: West Midlands Police
Three boys were arrested. Photo: West Midlands Police

The car crashed in Oldbury and police seized cannabis and a knife in arresting the three boys on suspicion of robbery.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, officers spotted a Volkswagen car believed to be linked to an attempted burglary that happened on Friday night in Halesowen.

The vehicle, which had been reported stolen in a knifepoint carjacking on Monday in the Weoley Castle area of Birmingham, failed to stop on Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, leading to a pursuit.

Following a short chase, the car came to a halt when it crashed on Titford Road. Nobody was injured but three teenage boys were arrested.

The crash in Oldbury. Photo: West Midlands Police
A knife was seized. Photo: West Midlands Police

One 16-year-old was arrested on suspicion of burglary and robbery.

Another 16-year-old was arrested on suspicion of robbery, possessing a weapon and possessing cannabis, while a 15-year-old was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

All remain in custody today ahead of questioning.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We've arrested three teenage boys following a pursuit with a stolen car through Oldbury [on Saturday] morning.

"Just before 4am, we spotted the car, believed to be linked to an attempted burglary that happened last night in Halesowen.

"The vehicle, which had been reported stolen in a carjacking on Monday in the Weoley Castle area of Birmingham, failed to stop for our officers on Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury.

"Following a short pursuit it came to a halt when it crashed on Titford Road. Thankfully, no one was injured.

"Cannabis and a knife were recovered and are being examined by forensic experts, as we continue with our investigation.

"One 16-year-old was arrested on suspicion of burglary and robbery.

"The other 16-year-old was arrested on suspicion of robbery, possessing a weapon and drugs.

"The 15-year-old was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

"They all remain in custody today as we question them.

"You can get car security advice and find out what we’re doing to stop car crime on our website: west-midlands.police.uk."

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