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Burglary suspect charged with string of break-ins

 

West Midlands Police has charged a man with a string of burglaries across Birmingham, Sandwell and Dudley − plus dangerous driving following a six-minute police pursuit in the early hours of Monday morning (17 June).

It’s alleged Christopher Straker broke into a house in Sovereign Way, Moseley, shortly after midnight and stole a VW Polo before forcing entry to two homes in Walton Road, Oldbury, where a lap-top and alcohol were taken.

Straker is accused of failing to stop for police and driving dangerously during a six-minute pursuit that ended in Priory Road off Birmingham New Road just after 3am.

The 36-year-old has also been charged with five further burglaries:
• 13 June in Russell Street, Dudley, where a BMW was stolen
• 25 May in Park Road, Dudley
• 6 May in Fairfield Road, Dudley
• 19 February in Clements Road, Yardley, where watches were taken
• …and 27 December last year in Varden Croft, Balsall Heath where a resident confronted an intruder.

Straker, of no fixed address, was charged last night by West Midlands Police detectives and is set to appear at Dudley Magistrates Court today (20 June)

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