9th Jul, 2020

Police praise residents after eagle eyed locals help nab two suspects

POLICE have praised a member of the public after they flagged down a passing patrol car last Thursday, May 31, to tell officers a theft had just occurred at Waitrose supermarket in Moorfields Road in Alcester.

Not only that but they were able to point out the car being used by the offenders.

Police searched the vehicle and found £480 worth of stolen alcohol in the boot.

While waiting for recovery of the car a man returned to it and was duly arrested on suspicion of theft. However another man, a passenger who was also seen in the car remains wanted.

Meanwhile in Studley Police have praised a local resident after they arrested a man for attempting to break into the Pool Road Pharmacy.

The man was spotted trying to break into the back of the chemists at about 1.45am on Thursday, May 31.

When he failed, he walked off toward the High Street.

The member of the public immediately alerted the police, who arrived to search and check the area, but no one was found.

However, the would-be burglar returned at 3.50am and was seen to continue to try and break into the pharmacy.

As the police were still in the area they quickly returned.

Following the directions from the local resident, officers tracked the man to Atcheson Close where he was arrested on suspicion of burglary and vehicle interference.

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