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£10,000 ‘terrible attack’ in Blackwell

Posted on February 08 2011 at 10:29:44

Raiders have escaped with property worth more than £10,000 - including two saxophones and equipment for flying birds of prey – in what police describe as a “terrible attack on someone’s home” in Blackwell.

The burglars also caused extensive damage when they broke into the home in Linthurst Newtown between 6.30pm on Sunday February 6 and 9.30am on Monday February 7.

Items taken included a Selmer saxophone worth £2,700, a Yamaha saxophone worth £1,400 and some specialised telemetry and transmitter equipment used to fly birds of prey worth £1,050.

Also taken were a Breitling watch worth £2,200, Mizuno golf clubs worth £600, three Philips televisions (a 42”, 32” and 19”), a computer tower and two laptops - a Sony Viao worth £500 and a Compaq worth £300.
The gang also forced open two sheds and stole a Mountfield lawnmower worth £800.

PC Andy Wright said “This is a terrible attack on someone’s home and will probably cost thousands of pounds to repair.

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area over Sunday evening or Monday morning.

“We would also urge people to call us if they have been offered items for sale similar to those stolen.

“The telemetry equipment stolen is very specialised and would not be of use to anyone unless they have an interest in that area. The offenders may find it difficult to sell on and may just dump it somewhere, so we would urge anyone finding any unusual equipment to call us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call Bromsgrove CID on 0300 333 3000, quoting reference 178-S-070211, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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