Oldbury teens arrested after boy, 14, is ‘threatened with machete’ during robbery

The incident took place on Saturday night (14 May)

Police have charged a group of teenagers after it’s alleged they robbed a boy at knifepoint in Oldbury at the weekend.

The 14-year-old victim was in Halesowen Street, Oldbury at around 8.15pm on Saturday night (14 May) when he was threatened with a machete by offenders who stole his phone, coat and hat.

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Police were alerted to the robbery just after 8.30pm by the victim’s dad and officers were deployed to the scene.

Halesowen Street, Oldbury (Google Street View)

An 18-year-old man was arrested and a large machete recovered – and enquiries helped police establish that four other suspects had made off in a taxi.

Police identified the taxi firm and intercepted it in Dudley Road at around 8.50pm where four passengers – two aged 15, one 16 and a 17-year-old – were arrested.

The boy’s stolen property was recovered from the taxi.

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