Appeal after Tamworth car-key burglary

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019

STAFFORDSHIRE Police are appealing for information after a Tamworth resident’s house was broken into and their car was stolen.

Officers were called to Durham Close on the County Drive Estate at Fazeley at around 1:55am yesterday morning (21 January) after offenders forced entry to the property and stole a set of car keys.

They then used the keys to steal an Audi A3.

A black hatchback, possibly a VW Golf, was spotted in the area prior to the incident and detectives are keen to track it down.

Chief Inspector Ash Farrington, commander for the Tamworth neighbourhood policing team, said: “We take incidents of this nature very seriously and we are working hard to track down those responsible. A full investigative plan is in place with detectives exploring a number of evidential opportunities. In addition, we have implemented a patrol strategy in the area to provide reassurance and help gather intelligence on this and other crimes in the area.”

If you saw any suspicious behaviour in the area or know anything about this incident, please call 101 quoting incident 31 of 21 January.

You can also report information about crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.