There’s been another house burglary at Shire Oak in the last few days. Debbie Etches from the Shire Oak group on Facebook posted the following yesterday (Monday, 5th August 2013):
Please please be vigilant. Burglary on Lichfield Road Sunday, 4th August 2013 (opposite Shire Oak Academy entrance). House ransacked & family car stolen. Please please report anything suspicious.
Further, Rob May added:
There was another burglary in Main Street Stonnal yesterday too.
I asked PC Simon Bytheway, of the local neighbourhood policing team for a statement. He said:
Between 1615 and 1815 on Sunday, 4th August 2013 a burglary occured on Lichfield Road, Shire Oak. Electrical items and an Audi A3 were stolen.
Any witnesses please contact Walsall Police on 101, and also remain vigilant. Remeber to lock windows etc when you go out and at night.
As PC Bytheway 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 grim patch seems to be unusual. This comes against the background of other recent burglaries, and the ongoing theft of garden shrubs and hanging baskets around the area.
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.
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.
Well we seem to have a group of men living rough over by Chasewater along the canal bank and they are not fishermen. Tuesday one fast asleep in a duvet, no tent and no fishing gear. Not against the law I know… But what are they living on?