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Witnesses to early morning Rubery crime spree asked to come forward
3:30pm Thursday 7th February 2013 in News
WITNESSES to an early morning crime spree in Rubery are being asked to come forward.
A house was burgled and a car was stolen from the driveway during the crime spree in Waseley on February 4.
Detectives are linking that with two attempted burglaries and the theft of a bike and property from other vehicles on the Waseley estate between 3-4.45am.
Five youths including two girls, described as in their mid to late teens, are thought to have been involved.
A house in Leasowe Road was burgled and the keys taken to a silver Ford Ka - registration DK52 FGA - which was stolen from outside. A mobile phone and laptop were also taken from the property.
A householder disturbed someone trying to break into his home in Cleves Road, which was one of two unsuccessful attempted burglaries overnight in that street.
In Segbourne Close, a motorbike was taken but then abandoned nearby. Sat navs were also stolen from two vehicles in Waseley Road and Clent Road, and an attempt made to steal from a car in Callowbrook Lane.
Detective Constable Cheryl Jones said: "It appears that the thieves have been wandering around on foot trying the door handles of cars and houses and looking for insecure windows and other points of entry.
"A group of youths were seen during a couple of the incidents that were reported to us and we would be interested to hear if anyone else saw them or can help us with descriptions."
DC Jones added that the spree should act as a reminder to residents in the area about the importance of home security, including making sure houses are locked and ground floor windows are kept shut.
Police have been carrying out house-to-house enquires in the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call DC Jones on 101, quoting incident reference 12-N-040213, or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.