'Be quick': CCTV captures brazen burglars leaving Dudley funeral parlour

This is the moment three brazen burglars fled from a Black Country funeral parlour where jewellery and cash was stolen.

The funeral directors was targeted on Tuesday by burglars (Image by SnapperSK)
The funeral directors was targeted on Tuesday by burglars (Image by SnapperSK)

The premises of J W Marsh Funeral Directors, Dudley, were targeted by burglars, who forced their way into the parlour on High Oak in Pensnett at around 11.45pm on Tuesday.

New CCTV footage, released by West Midlands Police, shows three people enter into a grey Volvo V40 and speed off from the funeral directors.

One of the burglars caught on camera. Image: WMP

Police say the vehicle, which was on false plates, was used to ram the parlour's shutters.

The camera also captured audio in which the suspects can be heard saying "come on be quick" and "get in the car, get in the car".

A small urn like this was taken. Image: WMP

Images have also been released of a red pouch and a small blue urn which were similar to what the burglars stole.

A red pouch like this was taken. Image: WMP

CCTV footage also showed a man with an Irish accent call another man ’Joseph’.

CCTV footage shows a man with an Irish accent call another man ’Joseph’

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We’re investigating after a funeral directors was targeted in a ram raid in High Oak, Pensnett, just before midnight.

"Burglars forced their way into the building before fleeing with cash and jewellery from a safe.

"Enquiries are under way and anyone with information is asked to contact us via Live Chat, or by calling 101, and quote 20DY/283805M/20."

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org

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