From West Mercia Police:
Police are appealing for information about an incident in which a van was broken into and rolled down the road in Rubery.
It happened in Maple Road at about 3.30am today, Monday 10th March.
The Renault Master white panel van was parked outside its owner’s house. The vehicle, believed to be insecure, was entered and the offender released the handbrake so it rolled down the road and came to rest about six houses away, where it was searched. A Makita drill and Makita jigsaw, each other £200, were stolen.
The offender, described as an Asian or black man wearing dark clothing and a hat, drove off in a silver estate car, which headed in the direction of Whetty Lane.
The incident is possibly linked to theft from two vehicles a few streets away in Bilberry Drive, Rubery, overnight (Sunday evening to Monday morning) in which a Suzuki and a Ssangyong Kyron parked on a driveway were entered and searched. A small amount of cash stolen from each car.
Witnesses or anyone with information, including anyone who saw anything suspicious in Rubery in the early hours or the silver estate car making off, are asked to contact PC Matthew Brittain at West Mercia Police on the non-emergency number 0300 333 3000 quoting incident 47-s-100314 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted via their website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
A number of readers also reported to us that they had informed police of car doors being tried in the West Heath area in the early hours of this morning. If you have any information please call Northfield Police on 101