Car break-ins in Shire Oak: Please be on your guard

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Shire Oak. Imagery from Apple Maps.

Just a note to point out that Community Partnerships Officer Kevin Pitt from Walsall Police has warned there have been a couple of incidents of vehicle break-ins in Shire Oak during the early hours of Thursday, 24th September 2015.

Kevin shared the following post in the Shire Oak group on Facebook  today:

VEHICLE CRIME WARNING

Shire Oak Close and Shire Ridge.

At 35 mins past midnight yesterday (24 September), three white males forced entry into a van parked in Shire Ridge and stole power tools. Sometime during the same night a car parked in Shire Oak Close was entered by unknown means and a laptop computer was stolen from the boot.

Take care to ensure that vehicles are secured and as far as possible any items of value are removed. If you see anything suspicious contact the police on 101 (999 if a crime is in progress) immediately.

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.

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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