Officers have arrested three school children after what was believed to be a gun was brandished in a series of robberies across Tipton yesterday (20 November).
Three teenage boys aged 14, 15 and 18 were arrested on suspicion of robbery after the force’s firearms department, dog unit and local officers were called to the area to help search for the robbers.
And after the suspects were arrested two weapons were recovered and when examined by specialist officers were confirmed to be air weapons.
Police are appealing for information after 29 vehicles were attacked in Coventry in one day.
Over a 24 hour period between Tuesday 18 November and Wednesday 19 November thieves broke into cars and stole valuables on 13 of the city’s streets.
Thefts were reported in Ernesford Grange, Edward Bailey Close, AshdownClose, Langbank Avenue, Nene Close, Garth Crescent, Joseph Creighton Close, Fairmile Close, Exeter close, John Maguire Crescent, Princethrope Way, Chard Road and Barford Close.
Two men have been charged with robbery after drivers were twice attacked as they made deliveries at addresses in Four Oaks this week.
Carl Bennett, of New Forest Road, Coalpool and Lee Spencer Howell, of Thursfield Road, Stone Cross were arrested from an address on Suffolk Road, Wednesbury on Wednesday 19 November.
West Midlands Police is increasingly turning to academia in a bid to identify innovative ways of cutting crime and anti-social behaviour.
The force has established an in-house Academic Research Team to cement relationships with universities across the UK - and it's resulted in scholars working on projects on everything from police patrol plans to supporting domestic abuse victims.