Porsche Stolen In Kidderminster Car Key Burglaries
A distinctive blue Porsche 911 Carrera was one of three vehicles stolen in two car key burglaries in Kidderminster overnight.
Police are appealing for witnesses and information and warning people to be on their guard as there have been three car key burglaries in the town this week.
The Porsche, registration VNP78, is a convertible with a black roof which was taken from the driveway of a home in Sutton Park Rise between 11pm last night (Wednesday, 10 October) and 6.30am today. The £20,000 car was stolen after thieves got into the house through a window and took the keys.
Burglars also entered a house in St John's Street through a back door between midnight last night and 6am today and took the keys to a blue, five-door Fiesta Zetec, registration E4EMO, and a silver coloured Vauxhall Vivaro panel van, registered VO12YLH, which they drove away.
Other property stolen from the house included a Sony TV, Apple Mac laptop and cigarettes and tobacco.
Officers were today visiting neighbours at both locations and issuing crime prevention advice.
In the early hours of Tuesday (9 October) a white VW Golf GTD, registration VK60 XYJ, was stolen from a driveway in Connaught Avenue in another car key burglary.
Detective Sergeant Duncan Lloyd of Kidderminster CID said: "The Porsche, in particular, is a very distinctive vehicle so someone may have witnessed it being driven away or has seen it since then. If you know where it is now or you have seen any of the other vehicles stolen then please contact us without delay.
"While we don't yet know if these offences are linked it is very unusual to get three car key burglaries like this so close together in Wyre Forest and people need to be aware of this and take whatever precautions they can to ensure their homes are secure.
"It's important that doors and windows are locked, even when premises are occupied, and that the keys to vehicles are kept out of sight so that they don't tempt opportunist thieves."
West Mercia Police is currently urging people to boost their home security by following crime prevention advice as part of an initiative named Citadel tackling house burglary.
In support of Citadel the force has also released information on people officers want to talk to in connection with burglary related incidents - their details can be found on the force website, www.westmercia.police.uk, and are also being distributed through Facebook / Twitter.
If people want to follow what is being achieved through Citadel over the months ahead, they can follow it on Twitter @CitadelWMP
Anyone with information about the car key burglaries in Kidderminster should contact Det Sgt LLoyd on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 32-N-111012, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Issued: Thursday, 11 October 2012