I have an urgent message for Brownhills residents from Nicky Biddlestone, Communications Officer at Walsall Police.
I’ll let Nicky explain:
I just wanted to draw your attention to a number of vehicle offences that have taken place in the last few days in Brownhills and surrounding areas.
Many of these offences have involved the theft of satnavs and possessions concealed in glove boxes. Access to the vehicles is by an unknown means. I hope you can raise this in your blog and via twitter to alert local residents about these recent offences and remind them to not leave valuable items inside their vehicles.
Vehicle offences have occured in:
Rose Drive, Brownhills
Catshill Road, Brownhills
Pelsall Lane, Rushall
Badgers Close, Pelsall
Horseshoe Cresent, Pheasey
Silver Court, Brownhills
High Street, Brownhills
There have been seven incidences of theft from motor vehicles, one attempted theft of vehicle and one house burglary, at Middleton Road. The offenders gained access into the property via an unsecured patio door. Three mountain bikes to the value of £6,000 have been stolen. We are currently awaiting images of the bikes to put out an appeal.
Police are increasing patrols in the area and reminding residents to follow general crime prevention advice.
Your help would be grately appreciated.
Corporate Communications Department
West Midlands Police
I know fellow Brownhills blogger Warren Parry was also a victim this week, and had stuff including a metal detector and camera pinched from his car.
In short, if you’re offered a cheap satnav, mountain bike, metal detector or camera, grub the people flogging them into the busies – they’re probably nicked. Don’t forget, we’re still on the lookout for The Stymaster’s purloined bike, too.
Please, lets see if we can nail these thieving buggers.