Stolen Mini Used In Kidderminster Pub Burglary
Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a distinctive Mini was stolen from a home in Hopton Wafers, near Cleobury Mortimer, and then used in a pub burglary at Kidderminster.
Thieves entered the house, took the car keys and stole the Mini Clubman which was last seen by the owners at 10.30pm on Sunday, 14 October.
At about 3.15am the next morning (Monday, 15 October) the owner of The Coopers Arms pub in Canterbury Road, Kidderminster, heard a noise downstairs. He looked out of a window and saw three men dressed in black leaving in a silver Mini. On going downstairs he discovered that they had broken in and stolen a safe containing the previous evening's takings.
The Mini has silver roof bars on a black coloured roof and horizontal stripes near the bottom of the doors. It also has dark/black alloys and a black and silver design on the bonnet.
Kidderminster officer, PC Niki Deakin said: "We would like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity around Hopton Wafers or has seen this distinctive Mini since 10.30pm on Sunday.
"The thieves may have put false registration plates on it but the design is quite unique and could not be mistaken if it is spotted."
Witnesses or anyone with information should contact PC Deakin on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 28-S-151012, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Issued: Tuesday, 16 October 2012