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Biker thief uses grinder to steal motorbike outside Asda 

19 Apr 18

The incident took place on the store giant’s Queslett car park in Great Barr…


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Be alert – car stolen in Shire Oak 

19 Apr 18

I see from the excellent WMNow service that there has been a worrying theft of a car from Wrekin View, Shire Oak in the early hours of Wednesday morning (18th April 2018) which has been taken without keys – the latest in a series of such events …


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Police hunt suspect wanted in Poland for drugs and theft crimes 

16 Apr 18

Karol Michalski has links to Birmingham and other Midland locations…


News
West Midlands car thefts have doubled in two years as a result of relay key crime 

13 Apr 18

Car industry has been urged to step up security during summit with police commissioner…


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West Midlands PCC calls car security summit 

12 Apr 18

Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson says retailers have a “responsibility” to not sell car theft devices.


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Delivery man attacked, paint thrown over BMWs and car thefts – Streetly hit by ‘crimewave’ 

12 Apr 18

There has been an upsurge of incidents reported to the police in Streetly, Sutton Coldfield…


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The parts of Birmingham where every single bike thief is getting away without being caught 

11 Apr 18

In some wards in Birmingham police couldnt find a suspect for a single bike theft…


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Robber with machete targets Post Office van in Yardley 

10 Apr 18

The thief escaped in a stolen car after stealing cash from the van…


News
West Midlands Police chief slams ‘irresponsible’ online retailers for selling ‘relay’ car theft tool 

8 Apr 18

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has written to the online internet giants to say it is not responsible…


News
War hero devastated after treasured medal collection stolen by thieves 

7 Apr 18

Shiv Chands honours were snatched from the back of his Vauxhall Zafira…


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Revealed: The 110 cars most likely to be taken in a relay theft and how to protect yourself 

7 Apr 18

Keep your key away from your front door if you have one of these cars…


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Thieves raid Birmingham charity shop – and help themselves to tea and biscuits 

4 Apr 18

A safe was cracked open and around 350 of cash stolen during the robbery…


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Birmingham ‘relay’ car thefts: Police chief to meet motor firms in security summit 

4 Apr 18

Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has called the summit for April 12 after claims of ‘dozens…


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Thieves and vandals strike 24 times in this Walsall suburb 

3 Apr 18

North Aldridge Neighbourhood Watch posted the alarming list of incidents via Facebook…


News
This is how Sainsbury’s is changing its self-service checkouts to crack down on theft 

26 Mar 18

It is installing extra the measures in 300 stores across the country…


Council
Bogus builder warning as cruel thieves con man (89) out of savings 

22 Mar 18

Police and Trading Standards in Coventry are urging people to help protect elderly relatives and neighbours against fraudsters after thieves posing as roofers conned a frail pensioner out of £2,000.


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Violent thieves viciously attack woman after being caught red-handed raiding Kings Heath home 

21 Mar 18

Police are investigating the break-in, shortly before noon on Tuesday…


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Sick thieves leave severely disabled Harborne man housebound after stealing vital mobility car 

20 Mar 18

Anthony Sloyan’s mother says her son has ‘lost his lifeline to the outside world’ after the March 16 theft…


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Family fears Sutton Coldfield dad ‘followed’ as thieves steal car from driveway 

16 Mar 18

A Land Rover Discovery was stolen from a driveway in Boldmere Road just minutes after being parked by a dad-of-three…


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Callous thief targets staff looking after dying patients at Erdington’s John Taylor Hospice 

15 Mar 18

Car keys were stolen from a a computer room at the Grange Road hospice…


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Appeal after parcels stolen from Yodel van in Tamworth 

15 Mar 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Police are apealing to the public for help following the report of a number of parcels being stolen from a van in Tamworth.


News
Birmingham gym locker thief jailed for three years 

14 Mar 18

Michal Tkacz took phones, watches and bank cards while members exercised or showered nearby.


Council
Community helps tackle tree thieves 

13 Mar 18

On Saturday night, thieves uprooted around 40 recently planted memorial trees at the Coventry Peace Orchard and left them in neat bundles, presumably for later collection.


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THE ATTACK ON THE 610 COMMUNTY CENTRE WAS A DISCRACE 

13 Mar 18

As many Oscott Residents will know there was a break in at the 610 Community Centre recently where not only theft took place but also wanton vandalism.


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The astonishing moment thief jumps into icy river in bid to flee cops – and he avoids jail 

10 Mar 18

Christopher King led officers on a pursuit across Birmingham…