POLICE are investigating after an inflatable obstacle course was stolen last Wednesday night.
Thieves had escaped with the brightly-coloured item, worth £350, from a vehicle parked off the Stratford Road.
And it’s the second time in a month that the luckless owner has been targeted.
In a separate theft, on May 4-5, a bouncy castle was stolen from the man’s shed.
Sgt Paul O’Reilly, from Shirley neighbourhood team, said: “There must be a market for it.
“But it’s not the sort of thing people would try and sell down the pub or be able to get rid of quickly.”
It’s the latest in a spate of vehicle crimes, which remain one of the most common offences in the Shirley area.
Sat-navs, phones and other electronic equipment are among the items taken from vehicles in recent weeks.
“We still need to get this message across to people, locally and nationally, not to leave stuff in their car,” added Sgt O’Reilly.
If you have any information about the theft call West Midlands Police on 0345 113 5000.