19 February 2018
A burglary has been reported in Roughknowles Road, Westwood Heath. It is not clear what, if anything, was taken or exactly when the incident occurred.
15 February 2018
There was a daytime burglary in Cromwell Lane, on Thursday 15th February:
5 February 2018
A serious burglary occurred in Cromwell Lane on Monday 5th February. At approximately the same time an attempted burglary was reported in Whitefield Close, Westwood Heath.
On Monday evening, 5th Feb, at around 5.15pm, so just getting dark, someone went up the front drive to a house.
They tried to disable a security light which covers the drive way and managed to cause damage to the PIR sensor in the process but forced the light to face upwards.
They then climbed over the entry gate at the side of the property and with an implement of some kind, they proceeded to force the pad locked gate bolts from their mountings on the inside of the gate.
The owners were actually in the property at the time but in the rear kitchen, when they noticed that the security light was on continuously. It is thought at this point the offenders may have seen the occupants in the house and made good their escape. No one was seen at any point.
This is the original report of the burglary in Cromwell Lane on Monday 5th February: