Investigations into series of Wolverhampton burglaries
We’re appealing for information following a series of burglaries in parts of Wolverhampton during recent weeks.
We’re urging residents to ensure their homes are secure after more than a dozen burglaries or attempted break-ins around Bushbury and Wednesfield.
Five vehicles have been stolen after car keys were taken and we're investigating whether they are linked.
There have been 13 offences reported - between 3 and 18 January - which have all taken place between 2am and 7am.
There have been three houses targeted in Blackbrook Way, Bushbury, with one on the 12 January and two on 18 January; two in Argil Close, Wednesfield, on 15 January and in Sandon Road on 17th and 18th.
Properties were also targeted in Howard Road, Prestwood Avenue and Adey Road on 11 Jan, in Fairview Road on the 12 Jan, Blackwood Avenue on the 15th and Cottage Lane on the 18th.
Newer car models have been taken - including an Audi and Land Rover Discovery - and we're urging people to make sure their vehicles are also secure.
We’ve stepped up patrols and continue to carry out CCTV and other enquiries.
However, we are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the areas and seen anybody acting suspiciously.
Detective Sergeant Lynsey Damms, from force CID, said: "We don’t underestimate the impact of being a victim of burglary.
"The thought of someone being in your home to steal - while you’re inside and unaware - is frightening.
"The burglars appear to be targeting car keys and we're working to establish who is behind these crimes.
"But it's important to take measures to secure your homes and cars to ensure you don't become a victim."
For advice on keeping your home secure visit: https://west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/residential-burglary/#prevention
Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to contact us via Live Chat, or by calling 101. Quote 20WV/15672Q/21.