Second car stolen in one night in Leyfields Burglary

Saturday, 26th March 2016

A SECOND family woke up yesterday morning to discover that their car had been stolen from outside their house whilst they slept in bed.

The Leyfields family woke up yesterday (Friday 25 March) to discover that their house had been broken into whilst they slept in bed and their Ford Focus RS had been stolen from outside their house.

The offenders broke in to the rear door of the family home before taking the keys and driving away in the vehicle shortly before 6am.

The white Ford Focus RS, with black detailing has a registration number of SY59DLX.

We reported yesterday that a white Range Rover Sport was also stolen early Friday morning and reports on Facebook suggest that the vehicles were seen travelling together along Hockley Road.

We also warned residents yesterday about an attempted break-in at a home in Coton Green.  This resident has also informed Tamworth Informed that he did have a desirable car on his driveway at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101; quoting crime number FZ/20512/16.

You can also report 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.

Staffordshire Police offer the following advice in relation to car-key burglaries:

  • Keep all keys out of sight and away from doors and windows.
  • Keep doors and windows locked even you are at home.
  • Instal a home security system and setting the intruder alarm at night.
  • Use European standard TS007 anti-snap locks on UPVC doors.
  • Use a garage and gating your driveway.
  • Instal and activate a tracking device on your vehicle.