Police dog Lester chases down school burglary suspects

Three people suspected of breaking in to a school in Birmingham have been arrested with the help of a faithful police dog.

Officers were called to Highfield School in Washwood Heath at around 5am this morning (Tuesday 26 July) to a report that the alarm had been activated.

It quickly became apparent that intruders were inside the school after a broken window was discovered.

Police Dog Lester chased down one of the suspects, aged 17, as he attempted to run away across school grounds. A second teenager, aged 16, was detained nearby.

And a 24-year-old man was arrested on Highfield Road by officers arriving at the scene. All three are being questioned in connection with the burglary.

Sergeant Emma Jobson, from Birmingham’s Acquisitive Crime Team, said: “This was great team work that resulted in the trio being arrested.

“It just shows how valuable our police dogs are in helping us fight crime. Without PD Lester the suspects may have been able to escape.”

To find out more about our police dogs and breed scheme visit www.west-midlands.police.uk/keeping-you-safe/behind-the-badge/dogs/index.aspx

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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