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Finstall home raiders flee

Posted on June 17 2014 at 3:05:49

Police are appealing for witnesses after three burglars sped away from a Finstall house in broad daylight when one of them was disturbed inside the property.

The householder, a man, was in an upstairs room when it happened just before 5pm on Tuesday, 10 June at Dusthouse Lane, Finstall. He heard a loud bang, which was made as the back door was kicked in, and as he went to investigate disturbed an intruder at the top of the stairs.

The burglar, a male youth, immediately fled from the house and jumped into a red Peugeot containing two other males. It was in a private parking area and sped off, turning right towards Alcester Road. The only property taken was a door key. 

The offender who ran from the house was white, thought to be aged between 15 and 18, about 5 feet 5 inches in height, slim and clean shaven. He was wearing a black top with the hood pulled up over his head and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Detective Constable Paul Lettis from the burglary team at Redditch CID said: “It’s obviously quite a shock to realise someone is breaking in while you are at home but it’s obvious from the burglar’s reaction that he didn’t realise the householder was there.

“Our officers have been carrying out door to door inquiries and as this happened in daylight we are hoping someone saw the burglars either parked up outside the property or speeding off after they had been discovered. The smallest detail could be important so if you saw or know anything at all about this then please pick up the phone and talk to us.”

Anyone with information can contact Det Con Lettis at Redditch Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident reference 509-S-100614, Alternatively if people would prefer to give details anonymously they can do so via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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