Soggy burglar arrested after police dog tracks him to Northfield brook

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A burglar was caught with more than just wet feet after trying to out smart a police dog by jumping in a stream in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 5th December).

West Midlands Police were called after a Mini Clubman was taken from a driveway in Bournville.

Minutes after the theft, the car collided in Merritts Brook Lane, Northfield.

Officers and police dogs were sent to search a wooded area after a man was seen running away.

PD Captain followed his nose and quickly traced and detained the offender who was found trying to hide underwater in a brook.

The 17 year old was arrested on suspicion of burglary, as well as two unconnected robberies.

Cover image by @WMPDogs on Twitter

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