A vehicle crime has been reported in your neighbourhood
If you saw or heard anything or have any information about the below incident please call our non emergency number 101, quoting the reference number provided.
Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Location: Fallowfield Road, Walsall
Date and time: between 7pm on Wednesday 7th and 8.40am on Thursday 8th March.
Details: the locked, unattended white Ford Transit van has been stolen by unknown means from it's owner's driveway. The vehicle contained tools and ladders.
Careful drivers ensure they lock their cars before they leave them and check their fob has done its job.
But we’re starting to see a spate of keyless thefts across the region and would ask you to take a moment to consider how you can protect your vehicle.
One of the most effective ways to stop someone stealing your vehicle (keyless or not) is to use a wheel lock. That way even if thieves manage to open your car door they won’t be able to drive your vehicle away.
You can buy a steering wheel lock from a number of places, but we’ve partnered with Disklok, who are offering a 15 per cent discount on their products exclusively to drivers in the West Midlands Police area.
Ordering is simple – just log onto www.disklokuk.co.uk and enter the code wmpolice15 at the checkout.
For more tips on how to keep your vehicle safe this winter see our website
Visit our website for crime prevention advice www.west-midlands.police.uk