Boys, 15, arrested on suspicion of kidnap after car stolen with two children inside in Birmingham

Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap after a car was stolen with two children STILL inside in Birmingham.

Questions need to be ask for the parents as to how they even let this happen but it wasn’t as if they were parked on the high street looking to go into the post office – this happened on their own driveway! On top of stealing the car the police reported that it was seen driving the wrong way on the dual carriageway.

Both the children inside the car are doing fine, meanwhile the parents of the two teenage boys that have been arrested are no where to be seen.

Article post from BirminghamLive website below…

Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap after a car was stolen with two children STILL inside in Birmingham.

The kids distraught dad reported his Seat Leon had been taken from his driveway with his two young boys, aged two and four, inside on Saturday at 5pm.

Officers from response, traffic and firearms rushed to the scene with dog units and the force’s helicopter to search for the vehicle.

At one point the stolen car was observed driving the wrong way down a dual carriageway.

West Midlands Police said armed officers were able to stop the Seat Leon on the A38 Bristol Road near Belgrave Interchange.

The force said ‘thankfully both children were found safe and well inside the car and reunited with their parents at the roadside.’

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: “Two suspects, both aged 15, ran from the vehicle, but were quickly detained and arrested by officers.

“They’re now in police custody where they will be questioned on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and kidnap.”

Force Incident Manager, Chief Inspector Lee Wiggan said: “This type of incident is every parent’s worst nightmare, but thankfully we were able to stop the car and reunite the family less than fifteen minutes after it was stolen.

“It’s a fantastic outcome to what was a very serious, urgent incident and my thanks go to the officers involved as well as West Midlands Ambulance Service for their support.”