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Cars stolen from driveways in Shirley.

BLUNDERING motorists in Shirley have had their cars swiped from their driveways after leaving their defrosting vehicles unattended.

BLUNDERING motorists in Shirley have had their cars swiped from their driveways after leaving their defrosting vehicles unattended.

Police are reiterating warnings to the public not to leave unattended vehicles defrosting after four cars were stolen from driveways last Wednesday (February 1).

A BMW was taken from a drive in Tythe Barn Lane, along with a car from outside a property in Nebsworth Close and two vehicles from Colebrook Road.

Officers have spotted around 50 owners who have left their cars running and gone back into the house.

Police say thieves are targeting high value cars in this way - vehicles which are ordinarily more difficult to steal.

PC Keith Tedds of Solihull Police’s Vehicle Crime Team, said: “We urge all motorists to be vigilant.

“Anyone who leaves their car running and unattended runs the real risk of becoming a victim of vehicle crime and being left considerably out of pocket.

“Insurance companies are unlikely to pay out in cases where a vehicle has been left unoccupied with keys in the ignition.”

 

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