Arrest after boy stops Stourbridge carjacking
- 2 October 2013
- From the section Birmingham & Black Country
A man has been arrested following a carjacking which was interrupted by a 13-year-old boy.
The teenager saw two men open the doors of a woman's Porsche Boxter in a Stourbridge car park and threaten her with what appeared to be knives.
They demanded she handed over the keys but the boy flagged down a passing motorist who wrestled one of the alleged robbers to the ground.
A 31-year-old man was held on Tuesday in Wordsley on suspicion of robbery.
The carjacking happened on Saturday and a bag containing a large amount of cash was stolen from the passenger seat, although the woman's car keys were left behind.
Det Bobby Khan, from Sandwell CID, said: "We would like to praise the actions of the teenager and passing motorist who thanks to the intervention the woman was fortunately unhurt.
"This must have been a terrifying ordeal and we would like to thank those, who without thinking about their own safety, came to the aid of this woman."