Two people arrested in connection with Redditch vehicle crime

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TWO people have been arrested by police investigating vehicle crime in Redditch.

Police were called to Loxley Close at about 2.45am on Wednesday, June 4, by a member of public who had heard a car alarm sounding.

It was discovered a window on a Vauxhall Insignia had been smashed and an attempt had been made to force the door, causing £200 damage.

It was also discovered that a Skoda had been broken into in Arley Close overnight between Tuesday, June 3, and Wednesday, June 4. Its window had been smashed causing £100 damage, and a sat nav worth £200 was stolen, along with its holder and charger, worth £10, and a phone charger worth £5. All of these items have been recovered.

An 18-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of going equipped and attempted theft and were released on bail until July 3, pending further inquiries.

There have been a number of incidents of vehicles being broken into in the same area over the last few days, including six in Exhall Close.

There were three overnight in Exhall Close between Tuesday,  June 3, and Wednesday, June 4, when a Mercedes van was broken into and searched but nothing stolen, a Ford Fusion was broken into, and a signed album by singer-songwriter Jon Gom worth £20 and a pair of Second World War binoculars worth £50 were stolen, and a Vauxhall Corsa was broken into and a pair of Gucci sunglasses worth £180 were stolen

The other three in Exhall Close were overnight between Sunday, June 1, and Monday, June 2, in which a Vauxhall Corsa was broken into and an attempt made to remove the integral sat nav caused causing a total of £350 damage, a Mercedes was broken into and a sat nav worth £100 stolen along with a black box inside vehicle camera worth £30, and a Vauxhall Astra was broken into and a work pass was stolen.

Other incidents overnight between Sunday and Monday include in nearby Barnwood Close a Hyundai was broken into but nothing stolen and in Cookridge Close – which is some way from the other locations – in which a Ford Focus was broken into and a sat nav worth £100 stolen.

The majority of vehicles had had a window smashed.

Information on steps to help prevent vehicle crime can be found within the advice section of West Mercia Police’s website at www.westmercia.police.uk

Witnesses or anyone with information about any of the incidents is asked to contact PC Danny Somner on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 33-s-040614 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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