A woman aged 73 has died after she was mugged for her handbag.
Among six people arrested by West Midlands Police in connection with the incident is a 14-year-old boy.
Those arrested included three men aged 20, 22, and 18 on suspicion of robbery and manslaughter, said police.
In addition, a 15-year-old boy was detained on suspicion of robbery and manslaughter, a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of robbery and the 14-year-old on suspicion of assault with intent to rob.
The woman was targeted in the Hall Green area of Birmingham.
The incident happened earlier this month, on February 5.
#ARRESTS| Detectives have launched a manslaughter investigation after a woman died following a series of robberies in #Birmingham. Six people were arrested last night and are currently in custody. Details here: https://t.co/SwPa0hdLwx pic.twitter.com/yfK6kzdsql
— Birmingham Police (@brumpolice) February 21, 2019
The victim was attacked and fell to the ground during the struggle, dislocating her shoulder before the male mugger ran off and fled in a grey Volkswagen Bora car.
She was then treated in hospital for her injuries but had to be readmitted on 15 February and died the next day.
Police say inquires are ongoing to determine her cause of death.
Detective Inspector Richard Marsh said: ‘My thoughts are with the family of the woman who has died at this tragic time.
‘They are being supported by specialist officers and updated with all developments.
‘We’re working tirelessly to understand what has happened and will continue to do all we can to protect those who are most vulnerable in our communities. ‘
At the same time, the force revealed two other women were also targeted nearby on the same day, within hours of the mugging of the 73-year-old taking place.
A 57-year-old woman was on her way home when a man snatched her handbag in Acocks Green, southeast Birmingham.
The person who attacked her was also seen fleeing in a grey Volkswagen Bora.
After that attack, a 67-year-old woman was attacked for her handbag.