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Cars Stolen From Wombourne – Police Warning

Cars Stolen From Wombourne – Police Warning

Keep car keys safe

Staffordshire Police have warned that thieves are breaking into houses, stealing keys to cars and then driving them away.

Four cars were taken from three addresses in Staffordshire between about 10pm Thursday 13 June and 6 am Friday 14 June. A VW Passat was stolen from a drive in Wombourne and keys to the vehicle were used to drive it away.

Wombourne wasn’t alone, a Range Rover was taken from Shareshill and two cars were stolen, a Mini and an Audi A4, from a house in Stone. In each case the keys to the vehicles were used..

Thieves are adapting to car security

DCI Rob Taylor from Staffordshire Police’s CID said: ” As car manufacturers have improved car security, thieves have had to adapt their methods. The easiest way of making off with a car is to drive it away, which is why offenders now break in to properties to steal the keys.

“In each of these cases, the keys were used to drive away the vehicles. That’s why we’re reminding owners not to leave their keys in obvious places. They should be kept out of sight and away from doorways and windows.”

Police Cold Weather Advice

Police Cold Weather Advice

The cold weather is bringing out the criminals. Staffordshire police have issued the following advice to staying safe in the cold weather. How you can stay safe in cold weather There has been an increase of stolen cars over the past week due to the cold weather and leaving cars unattended while defrosting:  DO NOT leave… Continue Reading

Stolen Bikes Warning

Stolen Bikes Warning

Staffordshire Police have advised us that there are currently problems with push bikes being stolen. Lots of children (and plenty of adults) in the Village will have received shiny new bikes as Christmas presents. Get a bike lock Of course, thieves also know there are lots of new bikes around. PCSO Ben Harrison at Staffordshire… Continue Reading

Wombourne Carnival 2016

Wombourne Carnival 2016

Wombourne Carnival was a huge success this year and many people were overheard saying it was the best one they’d been to. The theme this year was the Great British Seaside. According to the Express & Star article: “The theme worked so well, we had sandpits to build sandcastles, swingboats, donkey rides, fish and chips… Continue Reading

Gavin joins volunteers on Highgate Common

Gavin joins volunteers on Highgate Common

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire joined volunteers from Staffordshire Wildlife Trust on Highgate Common near Wombourne last week to prepare the ground for ‘bee beaches’ and learn more about the species that live there. The ‘bee beaches’ are created in the sandy earth to create this year’s habitat for the many different types of… Continue Reading

Dogs banned from Himley park

Dogs banned from Himley park

According to a recent story in the Express & Star, “Dogs will be banned from using parts of Himley Hall by council bosses who want to cater more for picnicking families.” Dogs have been more than welcome at Himley for many years. The ‘dog free zones’ will see canines prevented from using open spaces stretching… Continue Reading