Thieves left behind an unusual piece of evidence after stealing from a Birmingham shop.
West Midlands Police's response unit said two men had taken a duck into a store on Lozells Road in the city on Saturday.
They were chased out after committing a theft, police said, but left their feathered friend behind.
In the social media post, the force said: "Policing is a strange thing at times."
The response unit said the bird had been taken into the care of the RSPCA.
What the duck!!! Policing is a strange thing at times. This poor duck was left in a shop when the offenders for a shop theft made off having brought him with them. Quacking work by officers and he’s on route with the rspca. pic.twitter.com/7zJeJo8Wn7— Force Response (@ResponseWMP) February 22, 2020
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