Thieves break into Kenilworth house and steal car keys - while the homeowners slept upstairs

This is the latest car crime incident in town with thieves also targeting items in cars

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 2:36 pm

Thieves broken into a house in Kenilworth and stole car keys, while the homeowners slept upstairs.

This is the latest car crime incident in town with thieves also targeting items in cars parked in the Crackley Lane, Cryfield Grange Road and Rouncil Lane area.

In the latest burglary, thieves broke into a house in Fishponds Road at 2.30am today (Friday) and took the car keys while the owners slept.

Thieves broken into a house in Kenilworth and stole car keys, while the homeowners slept upstairs.

They drove off in an Audi that was on the drive - the owners only noticed when they woke up later in the morning.

Police are asking people in Kenilworth to be vigilant after more car crimes in the area.

Officers said there have been an increase in thefts from cars - and last night a car was stolen from someone's drive-way.

Police have been doing house-to-house and CCTV enquires this morning and the investigation will continue.

A Warwickshire Police spokesperson said: "These sort of crimes are thankfully quite rare. However, please make sure your vehicle is fully secured with a good quality steering wheel lock, consider physical barriers and if you have an alarm system that can be turned on for certain areas of the house make sure you set that at night as well.

"Consider good external lighting, CCTV and you can also purchase anti-snap locks for your house as well.

"Most importantly, if you see something suspicious or that doesn’t look right (I.e photographing cars, people paying a lot of attention to a property etc) please call it in on 101 or 999 if crime in action. You are our eyes and ears so please let us know."

Police have also reported an increase in thefts from cars in the Crackley Lane, Cryfield Grange Road and Rouncil Lane area.

Yesterday (Thursday) they reported two more thefts and they have been patrolling the area.

The spokesperson added: "Your mobile phone, coins for the car park, sunglasses, packs of medication or other items that can earn quick cash are irresistible to the opportunist thief.

"Remember, the cost of replacing a window is often much more than that of what’s stolen. And it should go without saying that wallets, handbags, purses and credit cards should never be left in an unattended vehicle.

"Hide electrical items and leave no clues

"Leaving sat nav mounts, suction cup marks on windows or cables on view gives it away that you have left a sat nav, smartphone or other device in your car.

"Even if they can’t see the sat nav or iPad they might still break in to see if it’s stored in the car, out of sight.

"Anything suspicious give us a call on 101 or 999 in crime in action."