Another car break-in at Shire Oak: take care folks


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

Oh dear – it seems the there’s been another theft from a car up at Shire Oak Close, opposite the Shire Oak Pub. Debbie Etches from the Shire Oak group on Facebook posted the following yesterday (Thursday, 21st November 2013):


One of the neighbours in Shire Oak Close had their husbands car broken into last night and the thieves had tried to take her car as well. Please make everyone aware so we are more aware of what is going in on our Close

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

Please, do lock up your house and car 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, but this kind of theft seems to be a persistent menace at the moment.

The people carrying out these crimes 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.

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