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Wheel-nuts shock for Rubery motorist

Posted on April 26 2010 at 8:20:05

Police are warning motorists to be vigilant after a car in Rubery was left unsafe to drive by offenders attempting to steal the wheels from it.

The car, which was parked in a driveway along Hazel Road, was attacked overnight last night.

Offenders removed three wheel nuts from one of the wheels in an attempt to steal it but were unable to remove the locking wheel nut and so left empty-handed.

PC Tim Burling from Rubery police said: “The owner only noticed the missing wheel nuts after driving along the motorway to work. This could have had very serious consequences and we are warning all motorists to be alert and to get into the habit of checking their vehicles before travelling.”

He added that police investigations into the incident are continuing and appealed for anyone who saw or heard any unusual activity in Hazel Road in Rubery, particularly around 4am on Monday 26 April, to pass this on to police as soon as possible.

Anyone with information relating to this incident can call Rubery police station on 0300 333 3000 (quoting incident 220-S-270410) or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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