By Tristan Harris Tuesday 06 August 2013 Updated: 09/08 09:47
TWO MEN have been arrested on suspicion of burgling of a Cofton Hackett home.
A Blu-Ray DVD player was also recovered on Monday (August 5) when officers were called to Cofton Church Lane by a resident concerned about suspicious activity going on there at around 10.30am.
The police are now trying to ascertain whether the incident is linked to others in Cofton Hackett on Sunday night and the recovery of gardening equipment which was found in a hedge.
Officers think it may have been stolen from the area and want residents living nearby to check their sheds and outhouses to see if anything has been taken.
There was a report of suspicious activity in Oakfield Drive on Sunday evening (August 4) and a shed burglary that same night in Cofton Church Lane when a leaf blower was stolen.
A search led to police discovering the gardening equipment including a pressure washer and a leaf blower hidden in undergrowth off Chestnut Drive.
The two men - one was from Rednal and the other from Lozells - were arrested after a police dog handler stopped a taxi in Cofton Hackett and seized property believed to have been taken from an outbuilding in Cofton Church Lane.
Sgt Tom Clayton, from Bromsgrove Police, said: “It’s more than likely this had all been stolen and put there for the thieves to return and collect later.
"However we need the owners to come forward and identify the items which they may have not yet reported as stolen or perhaps they might not even know it has gone.”
He added it showed the importance of people reporting suspicious activity as soon as it happened.
Anyone who witnessed the incidents or who has any information should call Sgt Clayton on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The two men have been released on police bail until September 16, pending further investigation.
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