A SUSPECTED robber was arrested in Dudley town centre after an eagle-eyed PCSO spotted a car that had suspiciously sped away from him two days earlier.

PCSO Roger Wright called the incident in last night (Sunday October 28) and officers made their way to a derelict car-park on Trindle Road in the town centre where the car sped away.

Believed to have been stolen in Birmingham, the vehicle was later found unattended in Moncrieffe Close after a search of the area was carried out.

A 36-year-old man from Birmingham was later arrested in Owen Street on suspicion of robbery, bilking and failing to stop for police was today due to be questioned by officers.

Chief Inspector Laura Jones, from Dudley Police, said “car crime is a priority for us” and she urged members of the public to call 999 immediately if they see a suspected vehicle crime in action, with offenders nearby.

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson previously told the News the West Midlands had seen the biggest increase in car crime in the country, according to latest crime statistics.

People are urged to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, if they see a crime taking place.

For information on how to avoid becoming a victim of car crime check out the advice pages on the force website https://west-midlands.police.uk/node/552#