Police warn Rugby motorists after cars targeted in burglaries

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Police are warning car owners to be vigilant after cars are being targeted in burglaries in Rugby.

The police in Rugby are investigating a burglary where an Audi was stolen and two other break-ins where they believe similar cars were the targets.

Shortly after 9am on Monday intruders broke into a property in Alwyn Road where they stole keys to a grey Audi RS3 which was parked on the drive.

They then stole the car and drove off in the direction of Bilton, followed by a dark coloured Volkswagen Passat.

There were also two other break-ins in Rugby.

On Sunday morning offenders broke into a property in Birch Drive but after a search left empty handed, and also on Monday a property in Wych-Elm Close was broken into and again the offenders searched but left empty handed.

In both cases Audi vehicles were on the driveways and police believe that if the offenders had been able to find the keys they would have been stolen.

Detective Sergeant Heidi Twynham said: “Car key burglaries are very often committed by criminals who are working to order and targeting certain types of vehicle, based on demand and value.

“We have had a number of car-key burglaries, and what we believe to be attempted car-key burglaries, in the Rugby area recently where the targets have been high value cars including Audis.

“All car owners should be vigilant with their vehicle security and take simple crime prevention measures to deter thieves. These include keeping car keys safe and out of sight both in the home and when you are out and about.

“If you are aware of anyone behaving suspiciously around your car or property, or if you think you are being followed, phone police on 101 or, if there is a crime ongoing, 999.”

Anyone with information about the incidents above should call the Police on 101 quoting incidents 64 of March 27(Alwyn Road), 43 of March 26 (Birch Drive) or 297 of March 27 (Wych-Elm Close).