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Car Key Burglary In North Worcestershire

November 19, 2012, 3:29 pm

Police are appealing for information about a car key burglary in North Worcestershire in which a BMW was stolen.

It happened in a rural lane between Barnt Green and Alvechurch between 11.15pm on Saturday, 17 November, and 8am on Sunday, 18 November.

The offender got into the rear garden of the house, and then broke in through a rear door and took the keys to the black BMW. The then took the vehicle, registration number LT12 PHF, worth £28,000, off the drive.

They also took a black Samsung Galaxy mobile phone, worth £200.

Detective Sergeant Ed Slough of West Mercia Police said: “We are appealing to anyone who has seen this vehicle since Saturday evening, or anyone who has seen a similar car offered for sale in suspicious circumstances, to contact us.”

In September West Mercia Police launched Citadel, an initiative aimed at driving down the number of burglaries committed in the force area. Burglary of people’s homes and catching offenders is a high priority for the force.

Crime prevention advice including ensuring lights come on at dusk, keeping hedges trimmed so homes can be easily seen from the road, and securing side gates to prevent access to the rear of the property, is available on the force website,

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Slough on 0300 333 3000 quoting incident 38-n-181112 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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