3 arrested in Selly Oak after trying to break into businesses

A quick thinking member of the public resulted in the arrest of three males in Selly Oak early Monday morning.

West Midlands Police were called to a lettings agents on Bristol Road near to the junction of Grange Road after a member of the public saw three hooded men and heard a grinding noise.

The noise was the sound of an angle grinder being used to saw through metal window bars, but thanks to the swift response of officers, plus a dog handler, the three men were arrested near the scene.

A 33-year-old local man was arrested behind the wheel of a Ford KA that response cops had blocked in, while another 33-year-old, from Balsall Heath, was found hobbling in the university sports ground having jumped off an 8ft wall.

A third suspect, aged 40 and of no fixed address, was tracked down by police dog Titan (pictured) hiding in a garden a few hundred feet away.

Crowbars and angle grinders were recovered.

All three were arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary; they have been bailed till next month with conditions including an overnight curfew.