Officers remind residents to keep their keyless vehicles secure
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Officers are reminding drivers to ensure their keyless vehicles are kept secure following a number of keyless vehicle thefts recently.
Offenders appear to be targeting Range and Land Rover vehicles as well as other vehicles.
Most recently, three keyless thefts were reported today (Friday 4 November) in Cannock and Tamworth.
A blue BMW 330 Series car was reported stolen from an address off Stafford Road, Cannock.
The victim reported the BMW was stolen at 5.30am this morning (Friday 4 November).
Under an hour earlier, just after 4.40am this morning, a black Ford Focus was stolen from the driveway of an address off Tamworth Road, Tamworth.
And a blue Range Rover was stolen from a driveway of an address off Lillingstone Avenue, Tamworth, just before 1am this morning.
The blue Range Rover was seen driven in the direction of Coton Lane, Tamworth.
On Thursday (3 November), a cream and green Land Rover was stolen from a property on Wolverhampton Road, Prestwood, just after 11.25pm.
The vehicle was then seen heading towards Kidderminster.
Officers are currently reviewing CCTV footage in the area at the time of the thefts and ask anyone with information or relevant dashcam footage to get in touch.
Contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident 073 of 4 November.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Inspector Stuart Coleman, of Tamworth Local Policing Team, said: “Keyless car owners should ideally park their vehicle in a locked garage where possible and ensure their entry devices are not left in sight of windows or near doors.
“Consider using a steering-wheel lock when leaving your vehicle unattended and always ensure the doors are secured after pressing the fob.” Report any suspicious activity to police immediately by calling 101.