Vehicle Crime

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Update on local Vehicle Crime from Sparkbrook Neighbourhood Police Team – sent on 15th September.

Over the past week we have had 4 reported Theft From Vehicles or number plates in and around Sparkbrook and Balsall Heath. These locations include Balfour Street, Birchwood crescent, Studley Street and Port Hope Road. Please report any suspicious behaviour via 101 or our West Midlands Police Live Chat.

Below are some tips on keeping your vehicle and valuables safe.

  • Please ensure that you do not leave anything valuable in your vehicle for example phones, sat navs and laptops and remember the first place a criminal will look is in the glove box or under the seat!!
  • Make sure you lock your vehicle and activate the alarm if you have one.
  • It only takes a thief seconds to enter your car, so whether you are popping to the shops or de-icing your vehicle always remove the keys.
  • Try and park if possible in a well lit area, on a drive or in a garage. When out and about look at car parks which are identified by the ‘park mark’ icon. for more information visit

Thank you

Sparkbrook Neighbourhood Team

Message Sent By
Alexa Evans (Police, PCSO, Sparkbrook)