Knowle, Dorridge & Blythe Neighbourhood Police Team are asking vehicle owners to remain vigilant and report all suspicious activity following a number of thefts from vehicles in and around the knowle area.

Officers are encouraging motorists to think twice about security as they work to reduce the potential for opportunist vehicle crime.

They advise that if you have a garage please use it, and if you have an alarm please make sure it is activated, and your vehicle is left secured.

They also ask you to remember to remove all valuables from your vehicle. This could include laptops, phones, sat navs, sunglasses, loose change or anything that may catch the attraction of an opportunist thief.

Crime continues to fall across the borough and with thefts from vehicles accounting for around 10 per cent of all offences we can cut this figure even further by taking some simple steps.

If you see anyone or anything suspicious in your local community please call officers on 101.
Always dial 999 if a crime is in progress.

Likewise if you have information on people or properties linked to the handling of stolen property please call officers or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.