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