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Metal thefts have been a problem in the area for many months now and Frankley residents have suffered considerably with lead thefts from roof and porch flashings.

Longbridge police are pleased to have made six related arrests, thanks to help from people in the community.

At 3.25am on Tuesday evening (27th  September 2011) a member of the public reported that two were men acting suspiciously around a house in Lysander Close.

After a chase on foot, attending officers arrested two men and recovered a quantity of lead.

Following further investigation and through talking to local residents, officers later arrested a further four men on suspicion of theft.

Inspector Karen Greasley, from Northfield constituency, said: “We continue to take metal theft very seriously, and once again I hope that these arrests send out a clear message to offenders that we will not tolerate these thefts in our community.”

Six men, aged 16 to 59 and all from the Frankley area, have been released on bail pending further investigation.

Inspector Greasley added: “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the local community for their support and reassure them that we will continue to focus on metal theft over the coming weeks and months.”

Anyone with information in relation to metal theft, should contact police on 0345 113 5000 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. If a theft is in progress please, dial 999.



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