Disturbing incident in Shire Oak – householders be on your guard!

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A disturbing incident in Shire Oak – be on your guard, folks. Image from Bing! Maps.

A reader living in the Commonside/Occupation Road area of Shire Oak has just been in touch with me asking to share with readers a frightening incident they experienced on Sunday Evening (27th November 2016) when it appears a youth tried to gain entry to their house while the occupants were watching TV.

The reader said:

Warning To All Our Neighbours

Myself, my husband and daughter were sitting watching the TV in our lounge on Sunday Evening at about 7:50pm when  I heard a thump and noticed a youth approx 6ft wearing jogging bottoms and a black padded coat with the hood up trying to open our porch door.

My husband has gone out to look for him – please can I ask you all to keep your doors locked?

I’m hearing from a fair few readers that there have been ongoing issues with gangs of roaming youths around Shire Oak and Walsall Wood of late, so take care. This comes after the recent wheelchair theft and vandalism incidents at the new Oak Park Centre.

I really think it’s time the local coppers got on top of this.

In recent days and weeks shed and garage burglaries have taken place in Shire Oak, Brownhills and Clayhanger and it seems nothing not well secured is safe – even a locked shed seemingly presents little obstacle to these scum.

Please report all incidents to the police, however trivial: they use this data to target policing resources, so it does make a difference.

Please be vigilant, and I’d ask anyone with information to contact the Police, no matter how trivial you think it may be. It could, after all, be your home next.

Anyone with information is urged to contact West Midlands Police by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Cheers all.

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6 Responses to Disturbing incident in Shire Oak – householders be on your guard!

  1. Adrian hale says:

    The same sort of thing happened to me in September but the person assaulted me by smashing a glass over my head he came in the back door while I was watching television at about 11 at night as I disturbed him he attacked me same description of the person as well

  2. evelyn bradley says:

    its about time bobby was on the beat again ide buy them a scarf for the cold nights

  3. Lorraine smith says:

    I live in friezland lane and someone rang my door bell around 8.15 Sunday night. When I got to the door there was no one there
    I was worried about my elderly neighbours

  4. Joyce says:

    We were burgled 14/15 November. We were out. Climbed in through upstairs bathroom window off next door’s flat roof. Broke double glazed window. Stole jewellery. Apparently one man. Rubber gloves so no trace.

  5. Kellie stringer says:

    Really don’t know what’s happening to our area shire oak and Walsall wood . My family are
    Having a lot of trouble with gangs of youths knocking doors , smashing windows etc . Definitely need our police back on the streets

  6. Ade Reid says:

    sadly this is whats known as low level crime.The police are under funded and under manned its not their fault.They cant be in a 100 places at once.Blame central government but thats another storyJust be vigilant and watch out for anything out of the ordinary.Failing that get yourself a dog.statistics show that households with a dog are less likely to be targeted by these scum

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