Worrying news reaches me from Howdles Lane, Brownhills, up on the A5 – Karen Higgins has dropped me a line to say her home was burgled in the early hours of Sunday Morning, 9th Feruary 2014.
Karen told me the following:
We were robbed early hours of Sunday morning.
Theives entered our house and took my son’s laptop, but they also hurt my dog, which upset me an awful lot. I think we were targrted, even the police thought it strange.
I think it was someone who knew us because I left the door open for my lad.
I’ve been told by a neighbour they saw youths running from our house, which is in Howdles Lane, Brownhills. A neighbour saw two cars that seemed suspicious – one silver and one red. They think the thieves made away in them at about 3:00am.
I really feel targeted, I’m usually up at that time, they must have hit my dog, he barked and my husband was going to get up but his barking stopped, they did something to quieten him.
I’m really upset that they hurt Marley, can’t get over that some scum would just come into my house.
This is such an awful thing to happen. If you saw anything, or know any youths who’ve suddenly obtained a laptop with not good reason, please do talk to Walsall Police by dialling 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
This bears repeating: Please ensure you lock up well at night, replace bulbs in any non-functioning security lights, and make it as difficult as possible for ne’er do wells to get to the rear of your property. Make sure ladders are locked away, and garden tools in a place where they can’t be easily found.
This kind of incident is very rare in Brownhills, but the fact that this has occurred is concerning, so please take extra care, and please do report anything suspicious.
My best wishes to Karen and her family, and hope Marley the dog is back to his old self soon. Bastards.
If you know who these scumbags are, please do turn them in.