Plea To Car Owners After 'Stolen' Sat Navs Seized At Rednal
West Mercia Police want to hear from car owners who had property, including satellite navigation systems, stolen from their vehicles overnight in the Rubery and Rednal area.
The appeal follows the arrest early today (Monday, 11 June) of two males in their late teens on suspicion of stealing from cars, and the seizure of at least five sat navs which are believed to have been stolen.
A resident contacted police at 4.15am to report suspicious activity in Barrington Road, Rednal, and the arrests were made in the area shortly afterwards.
Officers subsequently seized sat navs, an iPod and other electrical items, including some that were found this morning in a garden in the Rubery area.
Several people have already come forward today to report that sat navs and other property was stolen from their cars overnight but officers believe there are others who have not yet contacted the police.
Sergeant Dougie Gray of West Mercia Police said: "There might not be obvious signs of a break-in but if car owners do check and find that sat navs and other property has gone missing from their vehicles overnight in Rubery and Rednal then we would urge them to contact our officers at Rubery Police Station by dialling 101 and mentioning the reference 34-S-110612.
"We are also interested in hearing from anyone who might have seen anything suspicious or finds any electrical items or other property of this nature lying around near their homes."
Anyone who prefers to pass on information anonymously can do so via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The two males who were arrested today remain in custody helping officers with their inquiries.