West Mercia Police investigate a spate of crime in villages across Bromsgrove district - The Bromsgrove Standard

West Mercia Police investigate a spate of crime in villages across Bromsgrove district

Bromsgrove Editorial 22nd May, 2023 Updated: 22nd May, 2023   0

A SPATE of crime swept across various neighbouring villages of Bromsgrove last week causing concern for residents.

Between May 18 and May 21 there was a garage broken into in Belbroughton, two attempted burglaries at properties in Hagley and one in Rubery as well as the theft of a vehicle in Romsley.

A garage on Hartle Lane, Belbroughton was broken into on May 18. A window was smashed to gain entry and an old army air raid siren was stolen. At the time of the police report, it was unknown whether anything else was taken.

An attempted burglary on Maple Road, Rubery happened at 2.30am on May 19. The offender had snapped the lock and taken the handle off the back door of the property but fled when occupants shouted.

The offender was dressed in dark clothing with a head torch on and fled towards Hazel Road.

On the afternoon of May 20, a grey Ford Fiesta ST, partial reg KYX, was stolen from a pub in Romsley, without keys, between 4.15pm and 6.15pm.

The two attempted burglaries in Hagley included one on Long Compton Drive between 12.45am and 1am on May 20. The handle on the front door had been removed and the front door appeared to have been kicked causing damage.

Offenders did not gain access.

Another attempted burglary in Hagley occurred on Winds Point at around 1.40am on May 21.

Two males were first seen trying the handle of a car door which did not open, before they went to the address and broke the handle of the front door to gain access to the property.

The occupants were alerted to a banging noise and the suspects fled when the occupants shouted. One of the suspects was wearing a dark tracksuit and a balaclava and the other was wearing a hoodie which covered his face.

West Mercia Police is asking anyone with information in relation to the incidents to contact police on 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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