Police helicopter responds to burglary in Clayhanger

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A burglary took place yesterday in Wych Elm Road, Clayhanger. Imagery from Bing! Maps.

Many people have contacted me about the Police helicopter being up over Brownhills yesterday afternoon (Friday, 13th March 2015) – it seems that local police were responding to a burglary in Clayhanger.

Clay hanger Neighbourhood Watch posted the following update last night:

Hi all. There has been a burglary this afternoon in the village. Three young lads in a red car drove into Wych Elm Road and two of them squeezed through gap in fence into fields behind  the park.

The driver was caught by plain clothes police officer. Helicopter was trying to find the other two who came out of main entrance to park and walked by butchers.

They are described as young, scruffy, dirty and were wearing hoodies and gloves.

The property was recovered after being dumped very close by. If you saw anything at all please contact the police immediately.

There has been a spate of burglaries and shed break-ins lately. If you’re offered cheap tools, car stereo equipment or gardening kit, think hard about where it might have come from, and by all means grub the people flogging them into the rozzers – the stuff is probably nicked. Next time, it could be your stuff they take.

Anyone with information is urged to contact West Midlands Police by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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