A warning here for readers of the blog throughout the area, but particularly in the Shelfield/High Heath area, where at 11:45pm last night (Tuesday 13th February 2018) a good friend of the blog suffered an attempted break in while they were at home.
The reader said:
This is a plea for your help, I won’t beat around the Bush. Last night at 11.45pm someone tried to smash our back door lock with a screw driver.
Luckily we heard them and disturbed them. We live in the Field Lane area of High Heath. The house is fully alarmed so they would have set the alarm off if we hadn’t have heard them.
The incident has been reported to the police and the lock will be replaced today. We think they may have been after the keys to our car (batteries removed every night).
The scumbags have taken the lock cover and the police have advised this may be so they can research the make for a quicker entry on further attempts of either our house or someone else’s.
Thank you ever so much.
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 this or any other such incident is urged to contact West Midlands Police by dialling 101 or you can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Just to let you know they tried to get in my elderly fathers house in Mob Lane too.
Possibly Wednesday evening though. Back door, with a screwdriver . Police have been informed.