POLICE are appealing for witnesses and information after a car was stolen and then used in a burglary in Alvechurch.

The dark grey Mercedes, registration PN10 UEH, was stolen from Sparkbrook in Birmingham at about 8pm on Monday, April 8.

It was then used in a burglary on Thursday, April 11 in Radford Road, Alvechurch.

At about 11.20am the house alarm was activated and a neighbour came out to check on the property.

He saw the Mercedes parked on the drive with a man sitting in the driver’s seat.

Another man then came running from the house, jumped into the car and it drove off at speed along Weatheroak Hill towards Wythall.

Nothing was stolen from the house but damage was caused to a gate and a UPVC door.

The car was recovered in Stechford, Birmingham, on the morning of Sunday, April 14.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Tony Flannagan said: “We would like to hear from anyone who thinks they may have seen this car particularly around the Sparkbrook, Alvechurch and Stechford areas.

“The car may have had false plates on it and therefore may not have been displaying the original registration number but it may have been noticeable as it has tape across the front near side wing.”

Witnesses or anyone with information about the car or the burglary can contact Det Con Flannagan on 101, quoting incident 166-S-110413, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.