Two arrests after officers seize stolen cars in convoy
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Our fight against vehicle theft continues after we found two stolen cars and arrested two men in South Staffordshire.
At 11.40pm on Wednesday night (11 October), proactive officers on patrol spotted a Vauxhall Corsa on the A5. It was being closely followed by a Vauxhall Astra.
Both of the drivers failed to stop after we tried to pull them over. One of them drove the wrong way on the M54 in attempts to get away from police. He later ran out of the car after abandoning it on the hard shoulder.
We later seized the car and discovered it had been stolen from Oldbury recently.
Officers worked alongside our colleagues from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) to find the second car, the Astra. It was later stopped on Hobnock Road and confirmed as stolen.
A 28-year-old man, from Lichfield, was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to steal a motor vehicle and driving without insurance.
Another man, aged 30, from Lichfield, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop and vehicle theft.
Both have since been released under conditional police bail while enquiries continue.
We are continuing to proactively target those responsible for vehicle crime as part of our Operation Bormus commitment.
Specialist officers and road policing colleagues are regularly patrolling hotspot locations, carrying out stop and searches on vehicles and targeting those who seek to steal from residents and businesses in our communities.