Two local teenagers were arrested in the early hours of this morning following a high speed chase through West Heath involving a stolen car.
West Midlands Police were called by a resident after an 09 plate Audi A6 was stolen from Laughton Close, West Heath.
Traffic officers caught up with the car driving along the Bristol Road and gave pursuit as it sped through residential streets at speeds of up to 60mph.
After colliding with parked cars in Turves Green, Longbridge, two teenagers ran from the scene.
Thanks to police sniffer dogs, a 16-year-old lad from Longbridge was found hiding in gardens off Cressage Avenue by a police dog handler. With help from the police helicopter a 17-year-old from Northfield was arrested an hour later in a nearby park.
Both have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and are currently in police custody.
Inspector Kay Thompson from West Midlands Police Force CID, said: “The offenders sneaked in through a rear door and rummaged through drawers in the living room and kitchen – but they disturbed the resident who made a quick 999 call to police.
“A traffic unit spotted them speeding away from the scene – and realising they couldn’t shake off their attentions they abandoned the Audi after clipping parked cars.
“With a police helicopter and tracker dogs on their tail they were always second favourite. Both teenagers were soon in police custody; it was a great team arrest.”