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.
Car stolen in a burglary this morning crashed and offender 🏃🏻♂️ into some woods. PD CAPTAIN began a search and detained the male hiding underwater in a brook 💦. Male also wanted X 2 for robbery and another burglary. #thenoseknows #opcantil @BournvilleWMP pic.twitter.com/CbgCEmZXwb
— WMP Dog Section (@WMPDogs) December 5, 2019
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