Residents are advised that an aggravated burglary took place at approximately 9.30pm on Wednesday 5 September 2018. Two masked male offenders smashed the door of a property at Knowle Hill, Kenilworth and held the householders at knife point. They took the householders vehicle, an Audi Q5 together with bank cards and other valuables.
However, the vehicle stolen was fitted with a tracking device. The tracking device was activated which enabled Warwickshire Police and West Midlands Police to track the stolen vehicle eventually leading to the vehicle’s recovery in the Aldermans Green area of Coventry. Police are now looking for the two offenders and are keen to hear from anyone that may have seen or heard anything suspicious around the Knowle Hill area of Kenilworth around the time of the offence taking place.
This ability to recover the stolen vehicle following this crime is due to the owner taking security measures to protect their property, in this case a motor vehicle. While some of aspects of this event are of concern, particularly the presence and threat of knives, it does demonstrate that taking appropriate measures can help householders retain or recover property and help the police to detect offenders.
If you think you may have seen or heard anything related to this crime or have any information regarding it please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
This is Incident 472 of 5 September 2018