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Theft from a motor vehicle on Barn Lane

Alert message sent 05/10/2021 13:09:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police

Good afternoon Citizen,

We have had a report of theft from a motor vehicle on Saturday the 2nd of October 2021 between the times of 22:45-22:55 on Barn Lane.

Two males approached a silver Vauxhall Corsa and smashed the passenger front window and stolen the bonnet, bumper and front headlights.

Offenders were seen driving off in a white Ford Focus ST partial VRM ST08.

Officers have been in the area speaking to local residents and checking for any CCTV footage. If you have any information relating to this incident please use west midlands live chat or call 101 and quote crime reference number 20/1522852/21

Keeping your vehicle safe
  • Check with your main dealer that - regardless of the age of the vehicle - it has had all its recalls completed and software updated.
  • Check with your main dealer what latest security measures can be retrofitted to older vehicles. This can cost less than the excess on your insurance, in the event of a claim.
  • To protect your Passive Entry Vehicle against a Relay Attack then go to www.securedbydesign.com search for products using key word search ‘shielding for car keys’.
  • To explore what aftermarket security products are available from third parties. Thatcham is a source of tested products.
  • If you have a keyless entry vehicle ensure you have a Faraday pouch.
  • Consider using a Thatcham tested and approved steering wheel lock that provides full coverage of the wheel.
  • Keep full control of your keys. Valet parking, car washes, and even some garages have been found to copy keys.
  • Make sure ‘your fob has done the job’, and that passengers haven’t left a window or door open, even slightly.
  • Don’t leave anything visible in the vehicle. Sat navs / dash cams, loose change, and bags are all attractive to thieves.
  • When parking, always choose a well-lit location with natural or electronic surveillance. Use a car park, whenever possible, which has been awarded the ‘Park Mark’.
  • At home, if you have a garage, use it. Consider installing security lights or CCTV to improve the deterrent. 
  • Wherever you park try to park where it is well lit and covered by natural or electronic surveillance.


If anybody has any information that would assist the Police please call Crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or call 101 or you can now report online using our Live Chat facility which is available everyday between 8am and Midnight by clicking on www.west-midlands.police.uk then click on live chat at the side of the page.

31799 PCSO Jessica Swasbrook | Police Community Support Officer
Solihull NPU | West Midlands Police
T: 101 ext. 891 3048

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