Despite countless appeals by us on our Crime Alerts some Kenilworth residents continue to leave valuables and items in motor vehicles and in some cases fail to lock the vehicles. Once again we would appeal to residents to NOT leave ANY items inside vehicles as thieves will break into vehicles if they think there are items of value inside.
On a more positive note our appeals for vigilance have been unlined by the actions of one Kenilworth resident who saw suspicious activity and called the police. Two individuals were apprehended and arrested on suspicion of theft. Details are given below after the latest crime/incident update.
Please be aware of the following thefts that have taken place recently in Kenilworth.
Thefts for Unattended Motor Vehicle
Between 5pm on 28 August 2018 and 8am on 29 August 2018 a handbag containing a number of personal and valuable items were taken from an insecure motor vehicle parked in Glebe Crescent, Kenilworth.
This is Incident 130 of 29 August 2018
Between 22 August 2018 and 29 August 2018 a pedal cycle was stolen from a communal area of flats situated in Harbourne Close, Kenilworth. A chain securing the bicycle had been cut in two and left on the ground.
This is Incident 339 of 29 August 2018
Theft from Unattended Motor Vehicle
Between Wednesday 29 August 2018 and Thursday 30 August 2018 two insecure vehicles were entered by offenders on a property driveway at Waverley Road, Kenilworth and items inside the vehicles were removed. Two other vehicles on the same drive, that were secure, were not entered.
This event highlights the need to always secure vehicles and not leave items inside vehicles that can be taken.
This is Incident 0100 of 30 August 2018
Between 18.00hrs on Saturday 1 September 2018 and Sunday 2 September 2018 offender/s have damaged a black Skoda motor vehicle by scratching all along the offside of a black Skoda City parked in Quarry Road, Kenilworth.
Vehicle Number Plates Theft
Sometime during the past week front and rear vehicle registration plates have been removed from a Grey Peugeot parked on Avenue Road, Kenilworth.
If you think you may have seen or heard anything suspicious or linked to any of these events or have information about them please contact Warwickshire Police on 101
Vigilance leads to Arrests
Two more arrests have taken place as part of Operation Highway, an initiative to tackle vehicle crime in Warwickshire. The arrests took place in the Abbey End area of Kenilworth in response to a report from a vigilant member of the public that two offenders were trying car door handles. The offenders entered a vehicle and stole a handbag and medicine from the vehicle.
Police Officers attended and arrested two 14-year-old boys, both from Kenilworth, on suspicion of theft.
Inspector Paul Speddings, who is leading on Op Highway, said: “We are determined to tackle vehicle crime within the county and in the past week alone, 19 arrests have been made as part of the operation.
“I’d ask the public to stay vigilant and to keep helping us to prevent these offences by ensuring vehicles are locked and valuables are not on display.”