Nine people have been arrested following a burglary at a property in Pattingham, South Staffordshire.
Officers were called to the residential property at around 2am on Monday 18 January after the occupants were disturbed by their dog barking.
It was quickly established the offenders had stolen keys to vehicles at the property. Fortunately no vehicles were stolen.
Police patrols attended the address and with the support of the force’s Dog Support Unit, the helicopter, and colleagues from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG), an extensive area search was carried out.
Officers went on to locate six male offenders, who were all arrested and taken into custody in connection with the burglary. Following inquiries a further three were arrested.
The nine males are aged between 14 and 26 and from the West Midlands area. They have all been bailed, pending further inquiries.
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