A man, who hijacked a young mum’s car with her two toddlers still sat in the back, has been arrested in Birmingham.
Police were called to reports of a burglary on Slade Road in Erdington at 11 o’clock on Tuesday morning.
As three men tried to run away, one of them dragged a woman out of her car and drove off with her one-year-old son and two-year-old daughter still in the back.
He only managed to drive about a mile before police surrounded and arrested him. The children were fine.
A 44-year-old man’s being questioned about this and about a break-in in Bristol two years ago where a husband and wife were tied up and attacked with a knife.
Two men aged 18 and 19 were also arrested in an alleyway.
West Midlands Police Sergeant Nicholas Barnes, said:
“Several police vehicles were in pursuit and the man abandoned the Ford Focus in South Grove where he was arrested by officers who then spotted the toddlers.
“Thankfully, neither of them was hurt and we quickly reunited them with their mum who naturally was extremely relieved.
“Officers responded to calls of the burglary within minutes…the suspects simply didn’t have enough time to get away from the location before they were swamped by police.”