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St Alphege Neighbourhood Policing Team update

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Here is the latest crime update from the St Alphege Neighbourhood Policing Team.


St Alphege 22nd March 2024 -  30th March 2024


Between Thursday 28th and Friday 29th 2 garages at the rear of flats on DORCHESTER ROAD were broken into and an attempt was made to break into another 2. Padlocks were cut off and the up and over doors were either forced open or attempted to be forced.

Vehicle Crime

Between 11:50am and 1:20pm on Saturday 23rd a black RANGE ROVER was broken into on MONKSPATH HALL ROAD and a purse was stolen from inside. 


A man has been charged after 3 distraction burglaries took place in Shirley 

10 vehicles have been reported this week for excess speed on SHARMANS CROSS ROAD.

Officers held one of our regular beat surgeries at The Core.

We welcomed 2 new members to the Alderbrook Street Watch group and they went out on their first patrol on Saturday 30th.

St Alphege and Blythe officers attended a Multi-Agency Road Safety Operation at the NEC and 5 vehicles were seized for license and insurance offences and 25 others were prohibited from being driven for dangerous defects.


Remember, crime prevention is all about making it difficult for offenders to break in to your property or steal your vehicles. If they have to spend more time or make more noise than they want to they may give up and look elsewhere.

Please consider anti-snap locks to all outside doors. Look for at least 3 stars and the Kitemark when purchasing them.

Put wheelie bins at the rear of your property away from gates and fences if you can. These can be used as a means to get over your fence and into your rear garden. 

If you have a side gate or a fence bordering your garden then think about something called PRIKA STRIP. This is strips of hard rubber spikes that can be run along flat surfaces such as gates, fences and roofs, anybody attempting to climb on or over will find it difficult to put their hands on the surface due to these spikes.

Please consider a good steering lock for your vehicles, and check that your vehicle is locked before you walk away from it.

Tamper proof screws for number plates are a good idea to protect number plates from being stolen.

Pickpockets and purse dippers are active in the town centre. Always make sure handbags are zipped up,never leave your handbag or purse unattended on a shopping trolley, pushchair or wheelchair. Always be aware of your surroundings and the people around you when withdrawing cash. A simple tactic against this type of crime is to attach small bells to your purse so that they jingle when purses are being moved.

If you use a bike to get out and about think about the lock that you secure it with. A D lock is one such lock. Simple chains can be cut through in seconds.

Please take 5 mins to read about ways you can prevent burglary and vehicle theft

Residential burglary | Your Options | West Midlands Police (west-midlands.police.uk)

Theft of motor vehicle | Your Options | West Midlands Police (west-midlands.police.uk)

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