Tools stolen from van in Clayhanger overnight

Clayhanger is normally a low crime area but seems to be suffering disproportionately in the last few weeks. Image from Pete Hummings.

News reaches me of yet more vehicle crime in Clayhanger and Pelsall overnight (27-28th November 2017), with tools being stolen from a vehicle in Clayhanger and what was very probably the same crew of thieves escaping empty handed from a van break-in on Ryders Hayes.

This follows the appeal from last week when a vehicle was stolen amongst other incidents in the area.

Two Stihl saws were stolen from a vehicle in Larkspur Way, Clayhanger yesterday evening between 7:45 and 8:00pm, and a van was broken into via the back doors in Pelsall but the thieves escaped empty handed as it was empty.

Karen Knowles wrote:

Van broken into tonight in Larkspur Way between 7.45 & 8.00!! They are getting really brave and seemingly getting away with it!

In Pelsall, Lisa Kelsey said:

WARNING EVERYONE! Around 30+ minutes ago my husband’s van was broken into on the Ryders Hayes estate, they’ve somehow managed to open the back door, luckily nothing’s been taken as my husband always empties it every night.

My neighbours managed to get the first part of the registration plate, black 4×4 partial reg KJ03 ??? Be vigilant everyone…

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 tools, 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.

Do please report all crime, however minor you think it may be. It all goes to the numbers which police use to target patrols, so it does help.

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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One Response to Tools stolen from van in Clayhanger overnight

  1. Ian Askew says:

    I also had my car broken into on the driveway of our home at Ryders Hayes Lane early one evening a couple of weeks back. They smashed the driver’s window but found nothing as I don’t leave anything in it. We were out of the house for little more than one hour when it occurred.

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