A number of readers reported a large police presence through Alvechurch, Hopwood, Barnt Green, Druids Heath, Kings Norton and surrounding this afternoon.

This just released by West Mercia Police:

Police are investigating a robbery involving a cash in transit vehicle at Hopwood Service Station on the [M42] in North Worcestershire this afternoon (Thursday, 15 August).

Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident, one in the Alvechurch area and the other in the Birmingham area. Police from the West Mercia and West Midlands forces, along with officers from the Central Motorways Police Group are involved in the operation, which is ongoing.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call West Mercia Police on the non-emergency number 101, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Cover image by Ian Britton on Flickr

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