In the early hours of Wednesday 18 January 2023 Police Dog Kasper and his Handler spotted a Citroën motor vehicle on the forecourt of the Shell Petrol station Birmingham Road Hatton. The vehicle was a clone on false plates and had been stolen from Coventry in a Burglary in October 2022. Additional Warwickshire Police units attended the petrol station and boxed the vehicle in preventing the potential for a dangerous pursuit.
The driver of the vehicle attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended and arrested. Police also arrested a male passenger from the Citroën motor vehicle.
The Citroen motor vehicle and arrested males are believed to be linked to six “Theft from motor vehicle” offences across Warwickhsire including Rugby, Kenilworth, Long Itchington and Cubbington since the 16th January 2023.
The driver was wanted by West Midlands Police for a Theft from motor vehicle offence and is also disqualified from driving. Upon arrest the driver was found him in possession of Class A Drugs. Police recovered the motor vehicle from the scene. Both suspects have now been charged with all the offences and have been remanded in custody to subsequently appear at Court.
The arrests have been welcomed by Kenilworth’s Safer Neighbourhood Team, PC Boughton and PC Finch said “This is great work by colleague Police Officers and a dog unit. Two suspects who are suspected of commiting vehicle crime offences in Kenilworth recently have been detained with a remand application made to the court following charges”.
Please be aware that between 0430hrs and 0450hrs on Tuesday 17 January 2023 two offenders have attempted to steal a motor vehicle from a property at Southbank Road, Kenilworth.
The offenders were described as being two males, one wearing a black and stripes tracksuit bottoms with black hoody jacket, the other male was wearing a face mask on his chin with hoody and joggers. Both were described as possibly in their mid-thirties.
The offenders made off in the direction of Station Road
This is incident 31 of 17 January 2023
If you think you may have seen or heard anything suspicious, have any CCTV footage or information about this incident then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
Residents are advised to remain vigilant at all times. The advice from Warwickshire Police follows reports that between 1930hrs and 2030hrs on Sunday 14 January 2023 two male individuals, described as wearing dark tracksuit clothing both with hoodies, were trying car doors of vehicles parked at properties situated at Holly Lane, Maple Lane and Red Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth.
Prompt action by a householder in contacting police led to units attending and the suspicious individuals making off and no offences have been reported as at 0700hrs Monday 16 January 2023
This is incident 268 of 14 January 2023
If you think you may have seen or heard anything suspicious, have any CCTV footage or information about or you think maybe related to this incident please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111