Shed burglaries in Shire Oak overnight: did you see anything?


Shire Oak is normally pretty quiet….

Terri Fallon Nicholls from Lichfield Road in Shire Oak has been in touch today regarding the fact that her shed, and that of a near neighbour were burgled in the early hours of Saturday, 30th August 2014.

Hi Bob

Please ask readers to be vigilant!

We were robbed last night when our shed was broken in to between the hours of 2am – 8am.

The thieves stole a hedge trimmer, lawn mower, strimmers, chain saw, drill etc. They climbed over our 6ft fence/gate!

We live in Lichfield Road, Shire Oak and our neighbour had his lawn mower robbed too.

Just trying to make everyone aware, we thought our garden was really secure, our gates are massive, but it seems not. 

Take care folks!


I’d like to offer my sympathies to Terri and her neighbour, and I thank her for letting us know. You can keep up with news from the Shire Oak area in the Shire Oak group on Facebook.

I say this every time, but it bares repeating: lock up your house properly, don’t leave valuables on display or keys where they can easily be taken. Ensure sheds, garages and outbuildings are secured, and if possible, have alarms fitted.

A shed alarm isn’t expensive and can save your stuff.

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. 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 gear 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 West Midlands 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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7 Responses to Shed burglaries in Shire Oak overnight: did you see anything?

  1. Hayley says:

    Hi Bob, just to let you know some scumbags also paid my friends shed a visit here on the Ryders Hayes Estate in Pelsall last night. Two bicycles gone missing. Looks like they had a very productive night last night

  2. Edwina says:

    You keep saying this is a low crime area, but it’s getting pretty common you reporting such incidents – and what happens when or if they get caught, not a lot…

    • Hi Edwina

      Statistically we do live in a very low crime area. Brownhills is generally very quiet.

      It’s horrid to be a victim of crime, as I have been myself – I have huge sympathy for those affected, I know what it’s like.

      However, I’ll continue to be positive about our area and the community in which I live. If I wasn’t, there’d be no blog, and no point in doing any of it.

      Sometimes, just occasionally, I do get the impression you’d only be fully content if I announced the end of the world was coming.


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