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Crime Updates: 1st-3rd August

Alert message sent 03/08/2020 18:10:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police


Good Afternoon,

The following crimes have been recorded in the Selly Oak area between 1st-3rd August 2020:

OAK TREE LANE - Residential Burglary - 1st August at 0200hrs. Offenders gained entry to a property under renovation via an insecure rear door; they have broken windows and then stolen a number of tools (saws, hammers and spanners). Burglary prevention advice can be found at https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/residential-burglary.

SELLY OAK SHOPPING PARK - Theft - 1st August at 130hrs. The victim left a black Samsung S8 on a bench at the location. On their return (5-10 minutes later) the phone had gone. To help you in case your phone is stolen, make a note of the 15 digit IMEI number (this can often be behind the battery pack. Search 'IMEI' and your network provider for instructions on how to find the number using your keypad). You can also register your phone for free at www.immobilise.com which will help us to return it to you if it is taken. Remember to back up any contacts or important photographs.

CHAPEL LANE - Common Assault - 1st August at 1700hrs. This was a road rage incident where the offender became abusive towards the driver of another vehicle, opening the victim's car door in the process. The offender then drove off. For your own safety, please lock the doors of your vehicle when driving.

SELLY OAK STATION CAR PARK - Theft of Motor Vehicle, between 1730hrs on 2nd August and 1000hrs on 3rd August. The victim left their red Audi A1 locked and secured at the location overnight. The unknown offender(s) gained access by unknown means and made good their escape with the vehicle. Please visit https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/theft-motor-vehicle-0 for crime prevention advice.

Domestic incidents or crimes where the victims could be identified have been excluded from the above.

If you have further information about any of the incidents mentioned, please contact us via LiveChat at https://www.west-midlands.police.uk. If LiveChat is unavailable, phone 101.

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Sarah Savage (Police, PCSO, Birmingham West, Selly Oak)

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