17th Sep, 2019

Police offer advice after spate of keyless car thefts in Redditch

Ross Crawford 17th Aug, 2019

THE Redditch area was hit by a spate of car crimes last weekend.

Over Sunday night August 11, a blue BMW 4 Series was stolen off the driveway of a house in Clive Road, Enfield without the car keys.

The same evening two BMWs were stolen from a home in Hazel Drive, Hollywood.

Thieves broke into the property, stole the keys and a purse containing cash and cards before driving off with a while BMW 520D and a black BMW 420D.

The 520D was later found in Birmingham.

On Saturday morning, August 10, a white Audi Q3 was taken from a home in Shawhurst Lane, Hollywood after thieves walked in and stole a handbag containing cash and the keys.

Back in Redditch a white Ford Transit van was stolen without the keys over Friday night, August 9, from a parking area at the back of a home in Felton Close, Matchborough.

Meanwhile in Pennyford Close, Brockhill, a man ran for it after he was spotted breaking into a car in the early hours of Saturday morning, August 10.

Police say simple crime prevention methods are the most effective way to deter potential thieves.

Advice is available on the West Mercia Police website, just click here

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