Christmas morning burglary suspect charged over five break-ins
West Midlands Police has charged a man suspected of stealing Christmas presents from under trees during a burglary spree in the early hours of 25 December.
Officers arrested Dexter Foster from his home in Hazelwell Fordrough, Stirchley, yesterday morning (8 Jan) over a series of burglaries in the local area.
And last night the 22-year-old was charged with five burglaries plus two counts of taking vehicles without the owners’ consent.
It’s alleged Foster forced entry to two homes in Shirley Road and another in Dell Road, Stirchley, in the early hours of Christmas morning before making off with televisions, phones, electrical gadgets and pedal bikes.
Many of the items taken were gift-wrapped Christmas presents; some have since been recovered by West Midlands Police officers.
Foster is also accused of an overnight burglary between 3-4 December in Victoria Road – when the victim’s Ford Transit van was taken – and another in the early hours of 3 January in Lea House Road where a Ford Ka was driven away.
Unemployed Foster is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (9 Jan).