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St Alphege Crime Update 2nd - 10th June 2024

Good evening, 

Here is the crime update for St Alphege for 2nd - 10th June 2024. 



There have been no burglaries or attempted burglaries this week.


Vehicle Crime

Around 6pm on Sunday 2nd June, a Carrera crossfire bicycle was taken from the bike racks outside BURGER KING on HIGH STREET, SOLIHULL. Offenders cut the lock with bolt cutters

Between 2:40 and 2:45pm on Wednesday 5th June, offenders attempted to steal a parked, locked HONDA motorcycle parked on DRURY LANE. Offenders were deterred by members of the public and made their escape without taking the motorcycle. 

Between 10:30pm on Friday 7th June and 6:50am on Saturday 8th June, offenders have stolen a grey JAGUAR XF SPORT without keys from a drive on SANDHILL CRESCENT. 

Between 7:20 and 7:30pm on Sunday 9th June, offenders have cut the lock of an electric bike which was chained up on HIGH STREET. They have then made their escape along POPLAR ROAD. 



We have been celebrating Volunteers Week over the last week! Thank you for the hard work and support of our volunteers. Our town centre and SHARMANS CROSS Streetwatch teams have been out on high visibility patrols and our Speedwatch teams have caught 21 speeding drivers on their sessions this week.



If you use a bike to get out and about think about the lock that you secure it with. Please consider a good quality lock for your bike. A D lock is one such type of lock. Simple chains can be cut through in seconds.

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

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

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.

Please be extra vigilant when using cash machines.  Make sure you are not overlooked.  Be aware of anyone making conversation with you at a cash machine.

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

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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