West Mercia Police are seeking a dog walker who may have vital information following two burglaries in Rubery earlier this week.

Two homes in Brook Road were broken into on Monday 17th February.

The suspect was challenged by one of the owners as he was leaving the house with a holdall of stolen items at around 5pm.

He dropped the bag and ran, turning left into the Avenue and left into Heron Way. He then jumped over a garden gate and ran through onto Callowbrook Lane.

Police would like to speak to a woman who was walking her dog and told the householder that she saw a man jumping over a metal railing between Callowbrook Lane and the A38, and then running across the A38.

A rear door was forced on one home and items including PlayStation games, costume jewellery, a piggy bank, an iPod, and Apple keyboard, had been stolen, along with a holdall belonging to the victim. The bag and contents were recovered.

Glass was smashed in the kitchen door of the second house. A search had been carried out but nothing was stolen.

The advice section of West Mercia Police’s website has a host of useful crime prevention tips, and a new interactive feature, Citadel House, which can be navigated room by room. It includes information on how to prevent access being gained to the rear of the property.

The dog walker and any other witnesses are asked to contact Detective Constable Tony Flannagan on the non-emergency number 101 quoting 440-s-170214 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers via their website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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