Armed thieves who were riding a stolen scooter gave West Midlands Police officers a wave before losing control of the vehicle, it is claimed. The incident took place in the Sheldon area of Birmingham.

West Midlands Police (WMP) shared a photograph of the suspects - who were allegedly armed with a knife - riding the grey-coloured Peugeot along a pavement. The passenger, wearing a grey tracksuit, could be seen waving the at the camera.

However the thieves 'lost control' of the scooter before a foot chase ensued and they were caught. One of the suspects who was wearing a grey tracksuit was pictured lying face down on the grass, with a set of handcuffs on him.

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Another suspect was pictured handcuffed whilst sitting in the back of a car. And a fourth image showed the Peugeot having sustained damage to the fairing at its front, with the bodywork cracked.

Posting on X/Twitter, WMP Traffic said the suspects were "up to no good" and also "armed with a knife". They said the duo gave officers a 'wave' before "they have lost control and caught on foot".