Attempted burglary in Shire Oak – be on your guard folks

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Attempted burglary in Shire Oak – please be on your guard, folks. Imagery from Apple maps.

There’s been an attempted house burglary at Shire Oak in the last ten days – Debbie Etches from the Shire Oak group on Facebook posted the following message from West Midlands Police Partnerships Officer Kevin Pitt on Monday, 1st August 2016:

Hi All

Just a quick note to let you know that an attempted burglary has been reported in Shire Ridge, which occurred some time between 23 July and 31 July.

The crime report doesn’t state as much but I’d guess the occupants have been on holiday and returned to find damage to a window frame and patio door. No entry gained.

Please pass the word and ask for vigilance, especially around unoccupied homes.

Thanks very much.

Thanks to Debbie and Kevin for keeping us all informed.

As West Midlands Police advise, 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.

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.

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