Burglary in Shire Oak: Please be on your guard


It takes seconds to make of with gear left in your motor. Remove valuables, or hide them somewhere – but not in the glove compartment. Image from Brian Thornton.

It seems the spate of local burglaries and vehicle break-ins continues. Debbie Oliver from the Shire Oak group on Facebook  posted the following yesterday (Thursday, 13th June 2013):

BURGLARY Lichfield Road opposite Shire Oak Close. Today between hours of 9.00am – 6.00pm. Anyone with any information please contact Aldridge Police. On the other hand please be vigilant and protect your property.

Further, James Forsyth added:

There was also an attempted theft of a van on the Shire Oak pub car park yesterday evening.

I asked Walsall Police press office for a statement this morning. If I get a response, I’ll post it here.

As Debbie says, lock up your house properly, don’t leave valuables on display or keys where they can easily be taken. It’s sad that we have to be like this, but it pays to be that little bit more careful.

Brownhills is generally a low-crime area, and this current patch would appear to be an aberration.

The people doing this are more than likely doing it to raise cash from the proceeds of selling what they steal. If you know of anyone hawking around stuff that seems to be dubious, please grub them into the police – the stuff they’re flogging is probably nicked. Don’t forget, we’re still on the lookout for The Stymaster’s purloined bike, too.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Walsall Police by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please, lets see if we can nail these thieving buggers.

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