Van break-in in Shire Oak – be on the lookout, please

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Common side and Quantock Close, Shire Oak. Imagery from Apple Maps.

Sad to report another vehicle break in in Shire Oak – this time at the Quantock Close end of Commonside, in which tools and a laptop were stolen from a van on the night of Friday 2nd/Saturday 3rd October 2015.

Sarah Michelle Horton-Samra shared the following post in the Shire Oak group on Facebook  today:


I’m new to this group I just wanted to warn people on here to be vigilant.

My husband’s van was broken into on Friday night/early hours of Saturday morning 3rd of October. We live the top end of Commonside near Quantock Close.

All his power drills and other tools including our laptop was taken which has especially upset us as we have all our photos of our daughter.

We called the police but unfortunately we have no CCTV… But this is something we are going to install.

My sympathies to Sarah and her family. Nicking anybody’s stuff is low, but stealing a working mans tools is particularly horrible.

I reiterate as I do in all these cases – 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 tools, computers or other 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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