Warning: sudden rash of vehicle theft and burglary over the weekend

These lads are clearly not here to clean the windows. CCTV images posted on Social Media by Karen Knowles

After a fairly quiet few months, there’s been a spate of vehicle thefts and break ins in the Brownhills and Clayhanger areas of late, with a car taken in Clayhanger in the early hours of this morning (Monday, 20th November 2017), and attempted theft beforehand and another attempted in Poplar Avenue, Brownhills at around the same time.

The following car was taken from Bridge Street, Clayhanger overnight following a car-key burglary:

This white Seat was stolen from Bridge Street, Clayhanger, registration DA62VDY. Image posted on social media by Abi Orme.

Abi Orme said:

Car stolen last night in Clayhanger. They broke into our house, stole the keys and a few other items from inside too. We would be really grateful for any information.

Please ring the police if you see the car in the area.

Meanwhile, Karen Knowles posted the gallery of CCTV images at the top of this post, which appear to show two lads trying to steal their VW Golf car from Larkspur Way, Clayhanger at around 1:30am this morning. Thankfully, they were unsuccessful.

There was a similar report of people trying car doors in Allerdale Road, Clayhanger at 1:00am.

Kayleigh Egerton also added

We had a attempted theft last night with one of our neighbours work vans about 3am on Poplar Road, Brownhills – my husband and dog scared them off

This CCTV image was posted by Becki Hicken – it shows three young men in Allerdale Road at 1am. The gloves and hood suggest these MAY be the two in the gallery at the top.

On a related note a reader who wishes to remain anonymous noted over the weekend that a number of vehicles had been broken into overnight around central Brownhills and Ogley Hay, so it looks like we have a real spate of vehicle crime ongoing.

Take care folks, lock your cars, obviously, but ensure no tools or valuables are left in your vehicles overnight if at all passible and on these cold mornings, never, ever leave your car running unattended to warm it up.

If you’re offered gear like satnavs, computers or suchlike, think hard about where it 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 is urged to contact West Midlands Police by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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1 Response to Warning: sudden rash of vehicle theft and burglary over the weekend

  1. Mel Humphrey says:

    My vehicle also targeted last night rosemary close area.

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