Please see below the information received from Daniel Talbot PCSO, Shirley and Blythe Solihull Neighbourhood Police Unit – West Midlands Police
A vehicle crime has been reported in your neighbourhood. The crime took place on the 5th July 2019 at 02:24 am
If you saw or heard anything or have any information about the below incident please call our non emergency number 101, quoting the reference number provided.
Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Location: Lowbrook Lane, Tidbury Green.
Date and time: At 02:24am on Friday 5th July 2019.
Offence details: Three offenders smashed the drivers side front window to a White Range Rover Evoque that was parked on the driveway. One offender then stood by the front door of the property, one was stood on the road keeping lookout and the third then entered the vehicle. The offenders were then scared away by the car alarm, the owner of the vehicle and neighbours making themselves known.
If your vehicle has keyless entry and you are concerned regarding the security of this feature then investigate whether it is possible to switch your car key’s signal off. Check your manual to find out if your key has this function or ask your dealer if the system can be disabled.
Never leave your vehicle insecure or leave valuable items in your vehicle.
Installing a steering wheel lock, driveway parking post and/or a wheel clamp are great deterrents to car thieves. Please ensure that the keys to the steering wheel lock are kept separate to your car keys.
As an added protection against keyless theft you can also purchase a signal blocking pouch or tin and install a tracking device on your vehicle to aid in the recovery should your vehicle be stolen.
Your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be conducting high visibility patrols of your area. Should you see anything that you deem to be suspicious then please either call 101 in a non emergency or report it via our online system at www.west-midlands.police.uk. In an emergency always call 999
Visit our website for crime prevention advice www.west-midlands.police.
For further crime prevention advice please click the following link: https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/crime-prevention
Also Tidbury Green Parish Council urge residents to stay safe! Call THE POLICE and do not open doors until support arrives, even if all looks safe outside.