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Homes in Willenhall and Darlaston targeted by Asian jewellery thieves

By Megan Archer | Walsall | Crime | Published:

Police have issued a warning after two households in Willenhall and Darlaston were targeted by thieves looking to steal Asian jewellery.

Offenders forced open the back door of a house in Willenhall on Sunday, May 26, and stole jewellery and cash.

Then, on Tuesday, May 28, one crook was caught on CCTV using a wheelie bin to climb onto a flat roof to get into a back garden in Darlaston.

He then removed the bottom panel in a uPVC door to enter the house. Again, jewellery and cash were stolen.

West Midlands Police are investigating.

A spokesman for the force said: "We are aware that the Asian wedding season is approaching and therefore jewellery is more likely to be kept at home.

"Prevent burglars getting their hands on your jewellery by taking a few simple steps, such as taking the time to check that all doors and windows are secured at night, in particular those on the ground

"Fit a good burglar alarm. Don’t leave your gold and jewellery insecure, if possible keep it in a floor or wall safe. Alternatively, secure your gold jewellery in a safety deposit box. Photograph all items of your jewellery. Your valuables can be registered for free on the national property register at immobilise.com."

Anyone with information is urged to call 101.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Deputy Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Deputy Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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