A 16 year old lad from Frankley who is suspected so a number of burglaries and related car thefts, has been arrested.
Officers patrolling in Frankley yesterday (Wednesday 12th December) spotted the suspect in a Vauxhall Corsa in Ormond Road. They pulled over the car in Old Stone Close, and the boy ran off.
However, the teenager was caught after a brief foot chase.
Car keys recovered
Officers discovered a ‘man-bag’ which had been thrown into a nearby garden. The bag contained several BMW and Audi keys, including one believed to be for a 66 plate Audi A4 which was stolen in Redditch on Tuesday.
A West Midlands Police spokesman confirmed that the 16-year-old is on court bail for similar offences. He has been transferred to West Mercia Police for questioning in regard to several offences.
West Mercia Police have been contacted for comment.
Local car thieves bragging on social media
Car thieves operating in the South Birmingham area have been bragging about their deeds on social media.
Videos and photographs posted on social networks, particularly Instagram, appear to show youths with their faces covered breaking into properties, demonstrating lock-snapping, driving high end cars like Audis and BMWs and, in one video, brandishing a large knife.