Police issue warning after Rugby thieves target high-value cars - The Rugby Observer

Police issue warning after Rugby thieves target high-value cars

Correspondent 29th Mar, 2017   0

A CAR theft from a Rugby driveway could be one of a spate of similar offences, police believe.

Intruders broke into a house in Alwyn Road at around 9am on Monday (March 27) and stole keys to a grey Audi RS3 which was parked on the drive.

They stole the car and drove off in the direction of Bilton, followed by a dark-coloured Volkswagen Passat.

On Sunday morning (March 26), offenders broke into a house in Birch Drive but after a search left empty handed – and a similar break-in occurred the following day at a property in Wych-Elm Close.

In both cases, Audis were on the driveways and police believe if the offenders had been able to find the keys they would have been stolen.

Det Sgt Heidi Twynham said: “Car key burglaries are very often committed by criminals who are working to order and targeting certain types of vehicle, based on demand and value.

“We have had a number of car-key burglaries, and what we believe to be attempted car-key burglaries, in the Rugby area recently where the targets have been high value cars including Audis.

“All car owners should be vigilant with their vehicle security and take simple crime prevention measures to deter thieves. These include keeping car keys safe and out of sight both in the home and when you are out and about.

“If you are aware of anyone behaving suspiciously around your car or property, or if you think you are being followed, phone police on 101 – or, if there is a crime ongoing, 999.”

Visit www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/8680/Vehicle-safety for more crime prevention advice.

Anyone with information about the incidents listed should call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incidents 64 of March 27 (Alwyn Road), 43 of March 26 (Birch Drive) or 297 of March 27 (Wych-Elm Close).


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