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Suspected burglar arrested after officers gave chase down Black Country high street

Police have arrested a man in connection with three burglaries in Smethwick.

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Bearwood High Street

Officers gave chase to the suspected burglar last night on Bearwood High Street and apprehended him shortly afterwards.

The 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglaries of homes on Gladys Road, Hagley Road West and on Lightwoods Road, and remains in police custody for questioning.

A haul of items were stolen from the burglaries such as designer clothes, laptops, jewellery, pushbikes and alcohol.

Detective Inspector Phil Griffiths said: "Thanks to the swift actions of our neighbourhood police officers in Bearwood we have a man in custody on suspicion of three burglaries.

"Thanks to the officers involved and I hope the arrest provides reassurance to the community."

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