Teens remanded in prison over knifepoint robbery series on taxi drivers
West Midlands Police has charged two teenagers in connection with a series of knifepoint robberies on taxi drivers in Birmingham.
It’s alleged the two 16-year-olds - who are too young to be named legally - attacked five taxi drivers in the Newtown area between 20 December and 7 January.
They have been charged with robberies in Roslin Grove (20 Dec), two offences in Newtown Drive (1 and 6 January) and Old Bridge Street (7 Jan) during which drivers were threatened with knives before cash and phones were stolen.
And the teens - who live in the local area - also stand accused of trying to rob a cabbie on 2 January in Old Bridge Street. On that occasion the driver suffered a knife wound to his arm.
West Midlands Police officers arrested the pair on Thursday (9 Jan). They appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Friday when they were remanded into prison ahead of their next court appearance on 24 January.