Thefts from local vehicles: West Midlands Police issue statement

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West Midlands Police asked me to share this flyer with readers.

Following the recent car break-in at Shire Oak Close, I asked West Midlands Police for a statement. Communications officer Nicky Biddlestone was good enough to supply one, and I present it here without comment:

Hi Bob

There have been a total of five theft from motor vehicles last month and four for this month in the whole of the Aldridge North area.

Officers are out patrolling as part of our continued Darker Nights campaign and encouraging people to:

  • Keep vehicles locked
  • Remove their person belongings from view
  • Report suspicious behaviourby calling police on 101
  • Always use a safe and secure car park
  • Try and park in a well lit area

I have attached our Darker Nights campaign advice to include in your blog.

Kind regards
Nicky Biddlestone
Communications Officer
Corporate Communications Department
West Midlands Police

My thanks to Nicky for that. I repeat my previous statements on this:

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.


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An interesting approach.

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