Police Recover £14,000 of Property – Vehicle Crime

Wednesfield Police inform me that – ,

“It is always nice to share a good news story when we can so here we go.

Last week property to the value of £14K was recovered from the site of a chop shop. Investigations identified that the recovered tools were stolen as part of a theft from vehicle.
Two victims were identified through initial reports made, they were contacted and it was confirmed that the items belonged to their respective businesses.
Arrangements were made for the property to be returned to their rightful owners.


We try to give out as much Crime Prevention as we can and we hope people know there is always advice available on our website
For now here are some simple tips incase you do happen to fall victim to these thieves.
1. Mark your tools / equipment with SelectaDNA and keep a note of serial numbers.
2. Remove tools / equipment from your vehicle on a night if possible.
3. Park your vehicle in a well lit area or in view of CCTV.
4. Better still, park your vehicle in a secured garage.
5. If you do have items stolen, ensure you give us a full description at the time of reporting including:
• Make, model and colour of items
• Distinctive markings, e.g. scratches, paint splatter
• Serial numbers
• If the tools are hired / owned and if so, who by.

Don’t forget we are always available if you need our help or advice.
LiveChat and 101 for all non emergency calls and advice.
999 always in an emergency.”

Councillor Phil Bateman added “I do hope that Wednesfield Residents will continue to report crime and suspicious behaviour. If you have any information with regards to gangs that are out robbing vehicles. please tell the Police.”


Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more