Ford cars owners in Solihull issued theft warning from police

West Midlands Police announces it has seen an increase in the theft of Ford cars across Solihull
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Since the beginning of May, West Midlands Police has seen ten Ford Fiestas stolen across Solihull.

In particular models made between 2011-2017 are being targeted, officers announced. In some cases, car windows have been smashed and a device has been used to reprogramme a key to steal the car.

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On Wednesday (June 7), officers located a Ford EcoSport in Fordbridge suspected of being stolen. The car has since been recovered and will now undergo forensic examination.

Officers reminded Ford car owners to ensure that they are taking steps to secure their vehicle, such as using a steering wheel lock or getting a tracker fitted.

Inspector Mark Heard from Solihull Police, said: “We don’t underestimate how frustrating and upsetting having your car stolen can be and the impact it can have on people’s lives. We are working hard to identify those involved in this criminality and bring them to justice. 

"If you see something that doesn’t feel right or you have any information, please get in touch. If a car you do not recognise has been parked in a location for a couple of days, get in touch as it might be stolen.

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“Please keep your car secure. Look at getting a wheel lock, fitting a tracker or installing bollards on your drive. These preventative measures will help keep thieves away from your vehicles.”

If you have any information, please get in touch via 101 or Live Chat via the West Midlands Police website. Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, tell them what you know not who you are.