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Ford owners urged to keep card secure following thefts

Solihull Editorial 14th Jun, 2023   0

FORD cars owners are being warned to keep their cars secure following a spate of thefts across Solihull.

West Midlands Police says since the beginning of May it has seen ten Ford Fiestas stolen, in particular models made between 2011-2017 are being targeted.

The force added: “In some cases, car windows have been smashed and a device has been used to re-programme a key to steal the car.

“We located a Ford EcoSport in Fordbridge suspected of being stolen. The car has since been recovered and will now undergo forensic examination.”

Inspector Mark Heard from Solihull Police, said: “Please keep your car secure. Look at getting a wheel lock, fitting a tracker or installing bollards on your drive. These preventative measures will help keep thieves away from your vehicles.

“We don’t underestimate how frustrating and upsetting having your car stolen can be and the impact it can have on people’s lives. We are working hard to identify those involved in this criminality and bring them to justice.

“If you see something that doesn’t feel right or you have any information, please get in touch. If a car you do not recognise has been parked in a location for a couple of days, get in touch as it might be stolen.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or via the live chat on the police’s website or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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