From West Mercia Police:

Police called to Rubery early today (Friday, 18 January) arrested a man on suspicion of vehicle interference after finding footprints in the snow.

Witnesses are sought and police want to hear from anyone in the area who has had property either stolen from their vehicles or broken into overnight.

Officers were called to Waseley Road at around 4.30am after a resident reported seeing a man walking from house to house trying to open porch doors and also trying to open car doors in the street.

Tracks were found in the snow and a man in his 20s was arrested in the area about an hour later. Officers also seized the keys to two vehicles as it is suspected those keys were stolen.

The man was taken to Redditch Police Station where he is currently helping officers with their inquiries.

PC John Coleman said: “As part of our investigation we are trying to establish if anything has been stolen from vehicles in that area overnight. I would urge anyone who has found their vehicle has been entered and property stolen to let us know as soon as possible.”

PC Coleman, who is based at Bromsgrove, can be contacted on the non-emergency number 101 and anyone with information should quote the incident reference 48-S-180113.

Details may also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


  1. Glad someone got caught. Last year i got up one snowy morning to find a set of footprints in a very light covering of snow, leading from my car which had been rummaged through and small amount of things had been taken. The footprints clearly showed the brand of trainers, and they lead straight to the front door of a house up the road. There were no returning footprints, so guessing the offender was still inside u less they walked straight through the house and out the back door :| Nothing ever came of it, and i found it moderately amusing once i got over the bare faced cheek of it all.

  2. Thats strange as a week ago yesterday I went to get in my car and it was also unlocked and been rummaged through stuff was all over the front seat and my sat nav had been stolen but I never told police as it will never be found I know I should of but its the 3rd car in our road thats been done in the past few months I hope they do more than slap there rist but they will get away with it as usual


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