A 33 year old man from Northfield appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court today to face eight charges of burglary.

Mark Boreland, of Ingoldsby Road, was arrested from his home on Saturday 14th December following six burglaries in Lozells in the early hours of Friday 13th December.  He also faced two further charges for offences committed in Hagley on 4th October and Kings Norton on 3rd September.

Boreland was remanded in custody to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on 24 March, 2014.

West Midlands Police are urging the public to be extra vigilant and to take precautions to prevent burglaries in the run up to Christmas.

Watch their crime prevention video “Beat the Burglar” – a stop motion animation using Lego made by a member of force staff, all in their own time.

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