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Man charged after arrest by off-duty cop in Hagley
9:57am Wednesday 6th February 2013 in News
A MAN has been charged with burglary after he was challenged and arrested by an off-duty cop in Hagley.
The incident took place at around 11.20am on Monday February 4 when two men were spotted carrying a lawnmower from a property in Station Road.
The West Mercia Police officer detained a 25-year-old from Tipton, who was subsequently charged with burglary. He was released on police bail to appear before Redditch magistrates on Tuesday February 19.
The other man got into a van and drove off. A woman who was driving past followed the vehicle into Worcester Road but then lost sight of it as it headed towards Stourbridge.
The vehicle is described as a red Transit or Post Office-style van which had a roller-shutter door at the back.
Anyone with information should call Pc Keith Higgins at Hagley Police Station on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.