Man Due In Court Following Pershore Car Key Burglary
A man is due in court today (18 September) charged in connection with a Pershore burglary in which a car was stolen.
The 27-year-old from the Acocks Green area of Birmingham is due before Worcester Magistrates Court later on charged with burglary, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.
The charges relate to a burglary at a house in Gibbs Close, Lower Moor at around 2.25am on Monday, 17 September.
A red Mini One and a grey Volkswagen Tiguan were stolen from the driveway of the property after the house was entered via the front door. It is thought someone may have reached through the letterbox to get hold of a key which was left in the lock inside the door in order to get into the house.
Detective Constable Jez Hazlewood from Worcester CID said: "The stolen Mini was spotted by officers responding to the incident and was followed for a short distance before being stopped in the Wixford area of Warwickshire. A man was subsequently arrested but the other stolen vehicle is yet to be located.
"Following this incident, I would like to remind residents about the importance of home security.
"Unfortunately, people are still leaving their car keys on open display to criminals. We have had other burglaries this month where car keys have been left on shelves near a front door, allowing offenders to simply open the door, take the keys and then the cars.
"I would also like to urge residents to keep doors and windows secure and make sure no keys whatsoever are kept in easy reach of a letterbox where someone could get hold of them by reaching through."
Further crime prevention advice can be found on the advice pages of our website: http://www.westmercia.police.uk/