AN adapted fishing rod believed to be used for hooking keys from inside homes has prompted a police warning.
Chelmsley Wood police on Saturday (August 3) recovered the rod with a coat hanger hook attached to the end.
In a tweet they warn residents to keep their homes secure and speculate that the makeshift tool was used for hooking sets of keys.
Chelmsley Wood Police said: “We are asking people to be vigilant when at home, after we recovered this adapted fishing rod last night; designed for hooking car keys through a letter box! Don’t leave keys on show or near the front door!”
As police fight rising crime, chiefs have warned about the increasingly audacious methods some criminals will go to.
Solihull Police Partnerships tweeted: “Do you put your keys on a hook or table by the door?
“Don’t. Put them in a draw or out of reach, this is the type of makeshift equipment burglars are using to gain entry or steal cars.”