POLICE are stepping up patrols in Rubery, Rednal and Cofton Hackett following a spate of crime in the area over the weekend, writes Ryan Smith.
Several pieces of jewellery were stolen from a property in Middle Drive, Cofton Hackett, around 9pm on Saturday and an intruder broke into a house on Callowbrook Lane, Rubery, on Sunday, stealing items including a wallet, watches and a purse before fleeing in a car at around 5.45am.
A silver Ford Focus Zetec with the registration number N30 EHS was stolen during a car-key burglary in Rochford Close, Rubery.
After getting the keys, the thieves stole the car from the driveway between 4am and 5am on Sunday morning, November 4. A wallet also stolen from the property.
Raiders entered a farm on Egghill Lane, Frankley, on Saturday night, stealing a quantity of diesel from a tractor tank.
A Stihl leafblower was reported as stolen from a shed on Warren Lane, Lickey, with the thief believed to have escaped in a white van.
And a failed burglary attempt saw damage caused to the shutters of a building at Lickey Hills Country Park, Warren Lane on Monday evening.
Sgt Dave King said, following the incidents, there would be a more visible police presence in the area.
“We have a dedicated team investigating the crime in the area and are also working with our colleagues from West Midlands Police across the border.”
He has urged any witnesses to any of the incidents to call West Mercia police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.