A man has been arrested and charged with kidnap and robbery offences, along with possessing a knife, after a string of robberies targeting taxi drivers in Bartley Green.

19 year old Mohammed Abdurahman was arrested by West Midlands Police on Saturday (10th December) and charged in relation to three knifepoint robberies which took place close to his home in Rush Green, Bartley Green.

The first robbery happened in Corn Mill Close at around midnight on Thursday 27th October. A driver from Northfield firm Elite Radio Cars was punched and threatened with a knife after responding to a bogus call.

Four young men were waiting in the street for the taxi to arrive and two men got into the car. One grabbed the car keys and took £125 cash, a phone and a taxi data device.

Abdurahman has also been charged in relation to two further knifepoint robberies – both in Mill Lane – on 30th October and 8th December. In both cases, the victims were threatened with a knife and made to drive to cash machines.

He was set to appear before Birmingham Magistrates today (Monday 12th December) charged with three robberies, two counts of kidnap and possessing a knife.

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