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Six arrested & 170 Christmas presents recovered after knife robber steals Amazon delivery vans

Two Amazon delivery vans have been stolen in Birmingham in the last few days. Credit: PA

Six people have been arrested and 170 parcels thought to be Christmas presents have been recovered in Birmingham after two Amazon delivery vans were stolen.

The items were recovered yesterday afternoon in a sting by police in the Quinton area of the city after a tip off from a member of the public.

The deliveries were found in a sting by police at 2pm on Friday 18th December. Credit: West Midlands Police

It’s thought that just moments before police arrived the parcels had been unloaded from a stolen Amazon van - two of which were taken over recent days in Birmingham and Sandwell, one at knife point.

Neither has yet been recovered and the second vehicle is still potentially full of parcels.

The six people - aged between 21 and 50 - are all being questioned on suspicion of theft and robbery offences.

A trolley stacked high with parcels thought to be from one of the two missing Amazon delivery vans. Credit: West Midlands Police

Meanwhile detectives are appealing for anyone who may have seen the van in the area, or who has any information about the theft, to come forward.

Sergeant Matt Crowley, from Bournville Lane police station, said:

“This is a great example of how the public and the police have worked hand in hand to save a lot of disappointment this Christmas.

“It just goes to show how if people trust their instincts and get in touch with us about concerns in their community, we can together effectively crack down on serious organised crime.

“We’re keen to hear from anyone who can assist us with this investigation, which is still very much in its early stages

“If you are worried one of these packages may be yours, please contact Amazon directly."

– Sergeant Matt Crowley