Update: Recent spate of burglaries in our area

We’re normally a  fairly low crime area. Imagery from Bing! Maps.

Following my general warning about local burglaries a couple of days ago, there’s an update to the post from reader Sophie whose mum lives in New Road, Brownhills.

She said:

Hello Bob

Yesterday I read your post about the burglary in New Road, my mom lives there so I let her know.

Later that day (Wednesday, 7th June 2017) her house also got targeted. Police and SOCO were amazing and very quick.

Please let your readers know to be vigilant and on high alert, there’s obviously a bunch of opportunist toe rags about.


Sophie also today contacted me to say there was another house in New Road targeted on the same evening (Wednesday 7th June) – so that’s no four in total that I’m aware of.

My sympathies to Sophie, her mum and the other victims. An awful thing to happen.

I repeat the original post below – take care folks! 

A general warning folks: there seems to be an increase in burglaries locally in the last week, either where stuff has been stolen or where raiders have been scared off.

On the night of Monday/Tuesday 4-5th June 2017, a bicycle was stolen from Clayhanger by a man witnessed on CCTV repeatedly trying car doors. Footage of him making off on the bike is included below.

Two burglaries have been reported in the New Road, Brownhills area coming soon after the walk in theft last week in Ogley Hay. In both instances it’s believed entry was gained by breaking open back doors. Please be vigilant.

Also reported, and attempted lock-snapping incident where a door was damaged but attempts to gain access failed at a property near the Shire Oak Pub on the Chester Road.

If you’re offered any desirable stuff cheaply on the side, always think hard about where they might have come from, and by all means grub the people flogging them into the rozzers – the stuff is probably nicked. Next time, it could be your stuff they take.

Anyone with information on the recent spate of burglaries is urged to contact West Midlands Police by dialling 101 or you can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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1 Response to Update: Recent spate of burglaries in our area

  1. Francine Bland says:

    Hi Bob, good news that the police may have a suspect in custody for New Road burglaries. We were targeted twice, on Thursday 1st June and again two days later on Saturday 3rd, both during the afternoon. In both cases the place was ransacked. Must say that police response has been fantastic.

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