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News
Warning to drivers after spate of vehicle thefts across Lichfield 

17 Jul 18

Drivers in Lichfield are being warned to be on their guard after a spate of crimes in Lichfield.


Local news
[VIDEO] Armed raid on Harborne High Street in broad daylight 

12 Jul 18

Shoppers on Harborne High Street were shocked this morning as armed thieves staged a raid on a jeweller’s shop in broad daylight (Thursday 12th July).


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP pledges to help stop pets being stolen 

11 Jul 18

The Royal Town’s MP has pledged his support to the campaign by the Stolen and Missing Pet Alliance (Sampa) to amend the 1968 Theft Act to reclassify Pet Theft as a specific crime in its own right and improve the Sentencing Guidelines.


Rugby
The lover, the nurse and the thief: Incredible story of three killers hanged at Birmingham prison 

8 Jul 18

Birminghams secret history of public executions and capital punishment…


News
This week in court – Sex trafficker nurse, gun runners and jewellery thieves 

8 Jul 18

We name and shame the criminals who have appeared in court in the past week…


News
Five people arrested after vehicle pursuit in Fazeley 

6 Jul 18

STAFFORDSHIRE police have arrested five men from the West Midlands following a high speed vehicle pursuit in Fazeley this week.


Rugby
Despicable thief swipes charity cash during Erdington nursery raid 

5 Jul 18

The shameless burglary happened at Moonstone Day Care…


News
Watch: Thieves use device to break into high powered Mercedes AMG and drive it away within seconds 

5 Jul 18

The victim released footage in a bid to warn other car owners…


News
Five arrested after high speed police chase ends in Fazeley 

4 Jul 18

Five people have been arrested after a high speed car chase ended in Fazeley.


Rugby
Watch: City centre shoppers turn a blind eye as brazen thug smashes motorbike with hammer 

26 Jun 18

‘General public too scared to stop them’ says victim, whose bike was damaged in a botched theft on a busy Birmingham street…


News
Thieves strike for second time in a month at Burntwood Rugby Club 

26 Jun 18

A smashed window at Burntwood Rugby Club Thieves have targeted Burntwood Rugby Club for the second time in a month.


Rugby
Burglars and thieves target homes and cars in Sutton Coldfield as crimewave continues 

22 Jun 18

High-value cars in Boldmere, opportunist thefts and a bogus caller in Four Oaks mark a week of crime in the Royal Town…


News
Police appeal after suspected electronic device car theft in Castle Bromwich 

21 Jun 18

POLICE appeal for information after four men allegedly attempted to steal a car using an electronic device in Castle Bromwich.


News
Watch: Bungling gang smash into Audi Q5 on homeowner’s driveway in botched theft bid 

20 Jun 18

Police hunt four suspects after would-be thieves attempted to make off with a parked car in Castle Bromwich…


News
‘Modern day Fagins’ jailed for operating shoplifting eBay ring in Birmingham city centre 

17 Jun 18

Partners Nicola Wilcox and David Carroll took a huge bounty of stock from a six-strong group of thieves who preyed on retailers in Birmingham city centre…


Rugby
Burglars target homes in neighbouring Sutton Coldfield streets 

15 Jun 18

Thieves have struck in two Boldmere streets in the same night…


Local news
Staff members ‘kicked and punched’ by knife-wielding robbers in Turves Green store 

14 Jun 18

Two staff members were assaulted when knife-wielding robbers struck at a Northfield convenience store late yesterday evening (Wednesday 13th June).


Rugby
This is how cars are being stolen in Birmingham every hour – and how to protect your vehicle 

14 Jun 18

This works out as a rate of 167 thefts for every 100,000…


Rugby
Heartless thieves steal memorial bench from New Hall Valley Country Park in Sutton Coldfield 

12 Jun 18

These people are without morals, without respect and have no idea the hurt and upset their actions have caused to me and my family…


News
Intensive care doctor in Birmingham can’t be on call – after thieves steal his car 

12 Jun 18

The QE hospital medic cannot work until he gets a replacement car…


News
West Midlands Police urges drivers to help combat car crime 

12 Jun 18

West Midlands Police are urging car owners to use visible deterrents such as steering wheel locks to protect their vehicles – after the crime-fighting kit has successfully helped to combat thieves.


FixMyStreet
Concrete panel missing, 7th June 

7 Jun 18

3x Concrete sections of fence have been removed, have been like it for 2/3 years.


News
Police hunt hooded gang following smash and grab Audi theft from Erdington driveway 

7 Jun 18

Police are hunting three suspects following the theft of a car from a driveway in George Road, Erdington…


Rugby
Callous thieves raid Minworth Junior and Infant School in Sutton Coldfield twice in four days 

6 Jun 18

Thieves took a huge haul of laptops and iPads worth around 15k…


News
Armed moped gang target Kings Heath driver – stealing Ford Fiesta in broad daylight 

6 Jun 18

Police are investigating the theft on a quiet residential street…