£21,000 car taken in Rubery raid

By Tristan Harris 18/04 Updated: 18/04 12:39

A SEAT Leon Cupra worth £21,000 has been stolen from Holywell Lane in Rubery after a car-key burglary.

The white vehicle, which had the registration number SV51 LEO, was taken at around 7.25pm last night (Tuesday), while it was parked on the road.

It was moments after the owner returned home when he heard the sound of his car being started up and driven off and realised his car had been stolen.

It is thought the thieves followed him into the house and then, while he was upstairs, took the keys and the car.

A man driving past stopped and spoke to the owner after seeing two white men jump in the car and drive it off at speed.

One of the thieves was slim, with a shaved hear. He was wearing a blue jacket.

The other was stocky and was wearing a black leather jacket.

Following the incident, PC Darren Keyte reminded residents to be vigilant and not leave their car-keys where they would be easily accessible to opportunist thieves.

"It only takes a few moments for an offender to reach through an open window or door to reach keys and you would be none the wiser until you noticed your car gone," he added.

And PC Keyte appealed for any witnesses or anyone with any information to call him on 0300 333 3000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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