Car Key Burglaries – Warning by Neighbourhood Watch

Car Key Burglaries are taking place in Kenilworth with two vehicles stolen from outside owners homes over the past few nights. Crown Watch are advising Kenilworth residents to take extra care about securing their vehicles and homes before retiring to bed.

The practice of leaving car keys close to and in sight of the front or even rear doors of a property should be avoided at all costs says Crown Watch, Kenilworth’s most long-standing Neighbourhood Watch scheme that looks after northern Windy Arbour.

Crown Watch advise that homeowners should ensure that all household doors and windows are secure and locked last thing at night and that keys for vehicles of any type be kept well away from front or rear doors and also not left on show. In some cases these crimes have involved ‘fishing rods’ inserted through letterboxes to obtain keys left on a side shelf or table. So its really important not to leave keys about even if your doors are securely locked.

Once again, this is a crime that requires the unwitting help of property owners so we are appealing to all residents to take responsibility and take steps to secure and keep your property safe. This is particularly important at this time of the year when residents tend to be about their gardens etc more. Details of these latest crimes are provided below;

Burglary – Angless Way, Kenilworth

Between midnight and 1.30pm on 10 April, offenders entered the rear garden of a home in Angless Way, Kenilworth and then into the house through a French window.  Once inside, the offenders carried out a search of the premises before making off with an X-Box, a quantity of cash and other items.

This report refers to Incident number 0169 of 10/04/2014

Burglary & Theft of Motor Vehicle – Queens Road, Kenilworth

During the night of 9 into 10 April, offenders entered a home in Queens Road, Kenilworth by using a set of keys that had been left in the front door lock.  Once inside, the offenders stole a set of keys for a vehicle and then used the keys to steal the vehicle from the driveway.

This report refers to Incident number 0038 of 10/04/2014

Burglary & Theft of Motor Vehicle, Barrow Road, Kenilworth

During the night of 14 into 15 April, offenders entered a home in Barrow Road, Kenilworth and stole a set of car keys from a hallway table.  The offenders then used the keys to steal a high powered vehicle from the driveway. This report refers to Incident number 0060 of 15/04/2014


If you have any information in relation to any of these incidents then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting the individual incident number. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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