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May update

Good evening Solihull, 


Here is your update for May 2024 from the Neighbourhood Crime Team! For those who aren't aware we deal with robbery, burglary and vehicle crime investigations and we look to update you with actions taken and outcomes achieved. 


At the beginning of May we had a male stopped in the area of STECHFORD, enquiries from officers at the scene identified that he was driving a stolen car which had been taken two days prior from CASTLE BROMWICH. Our team worked tirelessly to gather evidence and he was charged with two theft of motor vehicles from the borough and several driving offences as he didn't even have a license! The vehicle and personal belongings were returned to the victim. 


The team also dealt with a suspect who had been found in a stolen car which had been taken from the airport, he was charged with aggravated vehicle taking. 


We identified and arrested a male who was responsible for several incidents within SHIRLEY and SOLIHULL LODGE, he had been identified as a suspect for a violent robbery, aggravated vehicle taking, shop theft and a serious assault.  A lengthy shift by the team saw several charges authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service with which he has pleaded guilty to all offences.


The team have carried out two pro active operations within May to tackle vehicle crime across the Shirley and Rural area as we have seen an increase in theft from vehicles such as vans being broken into in these areas for tools, as well as burglaries of isolated properties within the rurals patch. Officers worked alongside several departments within Solihull as well as collaborating with Warwickshire! These operations resulted in arrests in the rurals with which a male was stealing from unlocked vehicles, vehicles being seized and several intelligence reports being submitted. We look to carry these operations out monthly to ensure we remain proactive against crime. 


The team have dealt with several other offenders this month with which investigations are ongoing, this includes a suspect who remains on police bail for several burglaries across the borough and several juveniles who remain on police bail in relation to robberies within and around Solihull Town Centre. When the team place suspects on police bail we look at putting strict conditions on them to protect the borough, this may include excluding them from Solihull or placing curfews on them, we endeavour to investigate the matters promptly to ensure outcomes are obtained if achievable. 


With the weather changing and several events coming up, i urge you to take 5 minutes to visit West Midlands Police websites to ensure you are up to date with preventative measures to secure your property. 


I look forward to updating you next month!


Kind regards


Solihull NCT

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