Recklinghausen (dpa / lnw) - Three men removed car parts from parked cars in Recklinghausen on Thursday night. When they fled, they were caught by the police. As a spokeswoman announced on Thursday, local residents had reported to the police because three men were "strangely creeping around the cars". The 30, 33 and 37-year-old thieves fled into an adjacent wooded area when officers approached. However, with the help of a search dog and a police helicopter, the three were tracked down. Their booty was also secured.