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Teen charged with burglary linked to high-value car theft probes in Birmingham and Solihull

A teenager has appeared in court charged in connection with more than 20 burglaries across Birmingham and Solihull linked to the theft of top-of-the-range cars. It is alleged that Leo Joe was part of a gang who toured the streets looking for vehicles to take between February 10 and March 9.

The 18-year-old has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary. The charge relates to 21 offenses and the theft of 16 cars, including a Jaguar F-Pace, plus Volkswagens, Mercedes and Skodas.

Joe was also charged with gun possession after police found a loaded pistol at an address in Coventry Road, on April 5. Joe, of no fixed address, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today, Wednesday, April 13 and was remanded into custody.

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He is next due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on May 11. Police said their inquiries into the series of burglaries and attempted break-ins continued.

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