A burglary of a residential property has occurred today in Lapworth on the Old Warwick Road, between approx. 0900 hours and 15.30 hours.
Unknown offenders have entered by breaking the window of a rear door, entered and conducted an untidy search of the house – believed to be searching for keys to a high powered BMW parked on the drive. Large quantity of cash stolen in the process but offenders were unable to locate the keys so vehicle not stolen. No CCTV at the premises. If you saw any suspicious vehicles, persons or activity in the daytime please contact 101 and quote incident 239 of the 10th October.
Perpetrators of this type of crime 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. The most common methods used by thieves are to follow owners, or drive around residential areas looking for opportunities. If you think you are being followed or see any suspicious vehicles, take down the registration number and report it to police by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency. Keep keys out of sight and reach, lock cars in a garage if available.
Criminals are travelling across counties to target luxury BMW’s, Audi’s and Porsches. Consider fitting with a tracking device from a reputable manufacturer and installer, keep the relevant documentation handy so that responding officers can maximise opportunities to recover your vehicle and identify offenders as soon as possible after a vehicle is stolen. Please report all suspicious activity in rural villages, offenders will often use high powered vehicles themselves to travel to offence locations. If it doesn?t look right, report it straight away.
Warwick Rural SNT.