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St Alphege Crime Update 31st March - 8th April 2024

Good evening, 

Here is the crime update for St Alphege from 31st March – 8th April 2024.


Between 9:15-9:30pm on Monday 1st April 2024, an attempted burglary occurred on WESTWOOD GROVE. Offenders have gained access to the property by lifting a rear garden fence and have attempted to smash a rear patio door. They were unsuccessful and made their escape without gaining access.

Vehicle Crime

Between 10:50 and 10:55pm on Sunday 7th April 2024, interference with a vehicle has occurred on WILFORD GROVE. Offenders have approached the address in a white BMW and one of them has been seen on the drive of the property trying the car’s door handles. They have then made their escape without gaining access.  


Speedwatch volunteers have been out on DORCHESTER ROAD, WIDNEY LANE AND ALDERBROOK ROAD. 36 speeding cars will be receiving communication about their excessive speeds. 

The Dorchester Streetwatch group have been out on a high visibility patrol of DORCHESTER ROAD and surrounding areas. 

St Alphege and Blythe neighbourhood officers have arrested a male for the offence of outraging public decency in SOLIHULL town centre. 

In other good news, a prolific burglar has been arrested and charged with 9 separate offences in the SOLIHULL area. 


Please consider anti-snap locks to all outside doors. Look for at least 3 stars and the Kitemark when purchasing them.

Please consider a good steering lock for your vehicles, and check that your vehicle is locked before you walk away from it.

If you use a bike to get out and about think about the lock that you secure it with. Please consider a good quality lock for your bike. A D lock is one such type of lock. Simple chains can be cut through in seconds.

Pickpockets and purse dippers are active in the town centre. Always make sure handbags are zipped up, never leave your handbag or purse unattended on a shopping trolley, pushchair or wheelchair. Always be aware of your surroundings and the people around you when withdrawing cash. A simple tactic against this type of crime is to attach small bells to your purse so that they jingle when purses are being moved.

Please be extra vigilant when using cash machines.  Make sure you are not overlooked.  Be aware of anyone making conversation with you at a cash machine.

Tamper proof screws for number plates are a good idea to protect number plates from being stolen.

Please take 5 mins to read about ways you can prevent burglary and vehicle theft

Residential burglary | Your Options | West Midlands Police (west-midlands.police.uk)

Theft of motor vehicle | Your Options | West Midlands Police (west-midlands.police.uk)

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