West Midlands Police arrested two men after being called to burglaries in Kingsdown Road, Northfield yesterday morning (3rd December).
Officers arrived, including Police Dog ‘Vader’ at around 4.30am yesterday morning after being alerted to two attempted burglaries and a burglary, where two sets of car keys were taken along with a handbag and games console.
After an area search, they located on man on a nearby road – the another offender tried to elude officers by hiding under a car, unfortunately for him, PD Vader sniffed out the culprit. A bag was also recovered from an alleyway.
Two 19-year-old men from Northfield were arrested on suspicion of burglary, they have both been released on police bail while enquiries continue.
D unit. Assisted in a co ordinated response to burglary in progress. Kingsdown Road, northfield. One male detained and another made off on foot from ourselves. Found hiding under 🚗 by PD Vader 🐕. Two males in custody for burglary. Result!!!!🤗 #northfield @ResponseWMP @WMPDogs
— WMP Force Support Unit (@FSU_WMP) December 3, 2018
Advise from West Midlands Police
Being a victim of a burglary can be very distressing, even if nothing is stolen, the thought of a stranger being in your home can feel like a violation of your privacy and security.
Victim Support can offer advice and support for victims, they can be contacted on 0808 1689 111.
Here are a few tips to consider to help keep your home safe:
• Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house.
• Hide all keys out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox)
• Install a visual burglar alarm
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