West Mercia Police were able to arrest three suspected thieves in the Rubery area last week, thanks to the vigilance of residents.

Shed burglary

On Monday 5th December, officers were called after a watchful neighbour saw a man acting suspiciously near a house in Whetty Lane.

Police were called and quickly arrived to arrest two men and recover property stolen from a shed. One man has been charged and the other is helping police with their enquiries.

Vehicle crime

In a further incident, a resident spotted a man on his driveway in Hazel Road, breaking in to his car, just before 10pm on Thursday 8th December.

The offender made off but the victim followed him and called the police who arrested him in Valley Farm Road.

The arrested man, 33, was charged in relation to the car crime and also charged with the breach of his Anti Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).

Further burglary arrest

In addition, a 24 year old woman was arrested on Saturday 10th December 2016 in connection with a burglary that happened in September in East Works Drive, Cofton Hackett.

The woman has been charged to appear before Kidderminster Magistrates Court in January 2017.

Keep your property secure & be watchful

Lots of advice and information on how to protect your home and vehicle from crime is available on the West Mercia Police website 

Please keep your property safe and secure, be vigilant and report ANY suspicious activity to the relevant police force. **Don’t be afraid to call 999 if a crime is in progress. If you have any other information, call police on 101


  1. Ha police didn’t even return my call after thieves trying to deface/ break into my car 11 mins on hold with 101 then through to the wrong police division via 999 then a promise for said division to transfer the details to west mids police – joke


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