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Pledge by Solihull Police to tackle car theft

Solihull Police have pledged to tackle the problem of high value car thefts following a spate of people’s vehicles being swiped from their driveways

Chief Superintendent Sally Bourner
Chief Superintendent Sally Bourner

Solihull Police have pledged to tackle the problem of high value car thefts following a spate of people’s vehicles being swiped from their driveways.

Chief Superintendent Sally Bourner said there is a ‘crime pattern’ emerging of cars like BMWs and Audis being targeted by thieves.

Last week the Solihull News told how Cheswick Green residents were concerned by a wave of break-ins in their village, with car keys being stolen from homes and the burglars driving off with the vehicle parked outside.

As part of her monthly message, Chief Supt Bourner, the borough’s police commander, said a number of arrests had been made.

“We have been working hard with our colleagues in Birmingham to focus on the small number of people who we believe are causing harm and misery by breaking into people’s homes,” she said. “Working together we have made a number of significant arrests over recent weeks and continue to work tirelessly to identify and bring those responsible to justice.”

Last month a would-be thief was given a suspended prison sentence after he tried to fish keys to a BMW out of a house in Knowle, using a tree branch thrust through the letter box.

Also this year, Castle Bromwich mum Leanne Byrne told of the frightening moment masked men tried to force their way into her home. She believed they were after the BMW parked on her drive.

If you notice anything suspicious, call officers on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

 

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