Birmingham & Black Country

Arrest after boy stops Stourbridge carjacking

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.

'Fortunately unhurt'

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."

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