From West Midlands Police:

A man has been arrested after a driver is believed to have been threatened by two robbers who brandished a firearm in Birmingham last night (26 November).

The 29-year-old was parked on Highfield Road in the Hall Green area at around 5.40pm when two men entered his car and threatened him.

It is believed he escaped from the car and dialled 999 to alert the police who were at the scene within minutes.

The thieves escaped in an Audi which was circulated through the police radio system and following an extensive search a car matching the description was found parked outside an address on Kelvin Road in the West Heath / Northfield area.

Armed response officers were called to contain the area during which time two men were seen to run away from the house.

A 25-year-old man was arrested in nearby gardens by firearms officers on suspicion of attempted robbery.

Officers continue to make enquiries to locate the second man. Anyone with information that could help the investigation is urged to call Detective Sergeant John-Paul Jacob from the Acquisitive Crime Team on 101.

Alternatively people can leave information anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.


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