CCTV captures the shocking moment a stolen car smashes into a shop in Alum Rock
New CCTV footage has been released showing the shocking moment a stolen car rammed into a high street clothing store, following a high-speed police chase.
The car was pursued by a police vehicle when it crashed into a women’s clothing store on Saturday morning in Saltley, and new footage captures the driver and passenger dash out of the escaped car on foot following the collision.
Watch the shocking footage of a car plunge into a clothing store:
A new video from a nearby CCTV camera shows the moment a reportedly stolen Peugeot 207, driving at high speed, crashes into the front window of H&Y fashion shop on Alum Rock Road. A few seconds after, the driver and passenger can be seen running away from the scene as the police vehicle chasing them comes into view.
The shocking incident took place on Saturday morning at approximately 10am on a road that is often busy with shoppers and other motorists. A local shopkeeper, who wishes to remain anonymous, said:
“This is a miracle. I cannot believe no one was injured or killed. This road is always busy and families come here with kids and there’s lots of cars and buses that use this road to head into the city centre.”
Alum Rock Road was temporarily closed off by the police as the scene of the crash was cleared and made safe again. The broken glass from the shop window was scattered all over the pavement and across the road.
West Midlands Police have released the following details regarding this incident:
“Officers on patrol in Birmingham spotted a Peugeot being driven erratically. The car failed to stop for police and continued driving.
“Police temporarily lost sight of the car, and within minutes found the Peugeot crashed into a shop front on Alum Rock Road, Birmingham.”
They confirmed that two men aged 20 and 30 were apprehended in connection with this incident and are currently in police custody. They were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and failing to stop. The 30-yer-old was also arrested on suspicion of a Class A drug.