Police in Oldbury arrested a group of teenagers at the weekend, just minutes after it’s alleged they robbed a boy at knifepoint in the town.
The 14-year-old victim was in Halesowen Street at around 8:15pm when he was threatened with a machete by offenders who stole his phone, coat and hat.
Officers were alerted to the robbery just after 8:30pm by the victim’s dad and quickly deployed officers to the scene. A spokseperon for the force said:
"An 18-year-old man was arrested and a large machete recovered. Enquiries helped us establish that four other suspects had made off in a taxi.
"We identified the taxi firm and intercepted it in Dudley Road at around 8.50pm where four passengers – two aged 15, one 16 and a 17-year-old – were arrested and our officers recovered the boy’s stolen property from the taxi.
"This must have been a really scary, upsetting incident for the boy. We're pleased we’ve managed to reunite him with his property and wish him all the best for the future."