Firearms police swoop on Wollaston church after armed robbery arrest

Armed police at St James’ Church, Wollaston

Armed police officers sealed off St James' Church in Wollaston today in connection with the arrest of a man after an armed robbery in Wollaston.

The 57-year-old was taken into police custody after the arrest in a car park on Enville Road just after 8:30pm yesterday (Monday). Police said they arrested him in connection with an armed robbery in Wollaston High Street last week.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We've arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery in Wollaston High Street, Stourbridge, last week.

"Armed officers detained him in a car park in Enville Road, Wollaston, at about 8.40pm yesterday and a cordon is also in place near St James Church, Wollaston as we carry out searches in the area.

"We responded quickly to intelligence in order to protect the public from someone we suspect is linked to a serious offence and could have been carrying a weapon."


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