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Car key burglary: What can you do?

Dear Resident

We are investigating a reported car key burglary on Trimpley Drive, Kidderminster and we want to reassure residents we are doing everything we can to trace those responsible. 

At approx 2.50am this morning a back door of a property was forced open and keys stolen to an Audi parked on the driveway. Luckily the offenders were unable to steal the vehicle due to security within the vehicle. If you’ve seen anything suspicious or have information that might help with enquires, please call 101 quoting police ref 00035_I_29052024

You can also report a crime here: 


The information we receive from the public is essential in bringing criminals to justice. 

Important advice and information:

Car key burglary is when an offender breaks into a home with the specific aim of stealing car keys and the vehicle from the property.

Perpetrators often target specific vehicles, based on demand and value. If a criminal is targeting a certain vehicle, they will also be targeting the owner, looking for easy ways to exploit their security and get to their keys. 

If you think you are being followed or see any suspicious vehicles lurking, take the registration number and report it to us.

Further crime prevention methods to deter car key burglars:

  • Keep your keys somewhere safe and out of sight
  • If you can, lock your car in a garage
  • Fit a high-quality alarm to your vehicle
  • Consider additional security systems such as immobilisers and visible security locks 
  • Always take your keys with you when leaving your vehicle unattended
  • Keep your keys safe and concealed in public places
  • Make sure doors, windows, the boot and sunroof are locked and secure before leaving your car
  • If there are more than one vehicle at your property, park the lesser valued vehicle behind the more expensive one on the driveway
  • Also make sure you keep your house doors and windows locked
  • Install a high-quality burglar alarm 
  • Install an exterior security light 
  • Thank you for your help. It is only by the police and the public working together that we can prevent and detect crime. 


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    Kate Easthope
    (West Mercia Police, Police Community Support Officer, Kidderminster East and North Safer Neighbourhood Team)

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