Two men have been charged after a health worker’s car was stolen during a carjacking in West Bromwich town centre.
On Wednesday 10th February at around 17:00 hours, West Midlands Police were called to New Square car park after reports of a woman being pulled from her car and threatened with a knife.
The following day, the stolen vehicle, a Ford Focus, was spotted in the early hours by officers travelling on the A41. After a vehicle pursuit, and the use of a stinger, the vehicle came to a stop in Handsworth.
The vehicle was abandoned but following a footchase, a man was detained.
Ben McCaffer, 33, of no fixed address, was later charged with robbery, dangerous driving and having no licence or insurance.
On Friday 12th February, McCaffer appeared before appear Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court where he was remanded in custody to appear before Wolverhampton Crown Court on the 12th March.
After further enquiries, West Midlands Police arrested a second man in connection with the robbery on Friday evening.
Aubrey Blick, 39, of no fixed address, was remanded and appeared before Wolverhampton Magistrates Court on Monday 15th February. He has also been remanded to appear before Wolverhampton Crown Court on 15th March.
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