9th Aug, 2020

Police issue warning after men are seen trying car door handles in Rednal and Cofton Hackett

DRIVERS in Rednal and Cofton Hackett have been warned to be on their guard after men were seen trying car door handles two nights running in the areas.

In the first, at 3.41am on Tuesday, a white man, aged around 19 to 22, entered an unlocked car in Shadow Close, Cofton Hackett.

He was wearing black Nike trainers, navy jogging bottoms, a grey hood, a black hat and a green bandanna covering his face.

Six minutes later, at 3.47am, a man of mixed race dressed in black with Nike trainers was trying car door handles in Oakfield Drive, Rednal.

Then in Ashmead Drive, Cofton Hackett, at 10.29pm on Wednesday, two men were the front door handles of cars – one of them, who was wearing a coat and grey hoodie, headed off towards Groveley Lane.

Motorists have been urged to ensure all car doors and windows are locked and immobilisers are switched on.

They are also urged to use a good quality steering lock or other security device and to park it in a garage where possible.

All valuables should be removed from cars and vans when they are being left unattended, say police.

Witnesses or anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

People should call 999 if the crime is in progress.

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