Probe underway after visitors' valuables and two cars stolen from HMP Hewell (From Redditch Advertiser)
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Probe underway after visitors' valuables and two cars stolen from HMP Hewell
2:50pm Monday 21st October 2013 in News
AN investigation is underway after visitors valuables, along with two cars, were stolen from HMP Hewell, between Redditch and Bromsgrove.
West Mercia Police has confirmed that a series of thefts were reported at HMP Hewell’s visitor centre on Wednesday, October 9.
A total of 11 key operated lockers were broken into and various items stolen, which included phones, purses and wallets, and bank cards.
Two vehicles – an Audi A5 and a Volkswagen Caddy – were taken from the visitors’ car park after the keys were stolen from the raided lockers.
In addition a further two vehicles – an Audi and a Peugeot had been broken into by having their windows smashed.
A white BMW was seen leaving the prison at speed just before 3.30pm and heading in the direction of Bromsgrove, possibly in convoy with a blue van.
A spokesman for the Prison Service said: “The police are investigating an incident that occurred at HMP Hewell on Wednesday 9 October. It would be inappropriate to comment further while this is ongoing.”
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact PC Claire Rees at West Mercia Police on 0300 333 3000 quoting incident 370-s-091013 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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