Spate of attempted car thefts at Dorridge station - The Solihull Observer

Spate of attempted car thefts at Dorridge station

Solihull Editorial 26th Oct, 2018   0

A SPATE of attempted car thefts outside Dorridge railway station has prompted a police investigation.

An incident took place on Monday, October 8 at around 4.20pm as a woman was returning to her vehicle in the car park.

Two men approached her and demanded she hand over her car keys.

The two men then made off in the woman’s VW Golf, closely followed by a black Vauxhall Astra the men are believed to have arrived in.

The woman was shaken but not injured.

Another incident took place on Wednesday, October 18 at around 5.10pm when a man was threatened by two men as he returned to his car.

After demanding the car keys, the man threw them as he ran off.

The suspected offenders retrieved the keys but left the car park without the car.

Detective sergeant Samantha Price said: “We have a specialist team of officers investigating these crimes and we are working hard to catch all those responsible.

“We have spoken to a number of witnesses and carried out CCTV enquiries in the area and are following a number of lines of enquiry to identify those responsible.

“We are working closely with British Transport Police to provide reassurance and have increased our patrols in the area.

“We do not underestimate the impact this type of crime has on people and we would like to reassure the victims and the public that we will leave no stone unturned to find those responsible.

“We would also ask people to be aware of their surroundings, if they see anything suspicious then please call us so we can investigate further.”

Anyone with information who haven’t spoken to police are urged to get in touch via live chat between 8am and midnight, or by calling 101 quoting log 20SH/240677V/18.

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