Please see below the information received from Daniel Talbot PCSO, Shirley and Blythe Solihull Neighbourhood Police Unit – West Midlands Police

Dear resident

A burglary has been reported in your neighbourhood
If you saw or heard anything or have any information about the below incident please call our non emergency number 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

Reference: 20SH/163883Z/19​.
Location:   Norton Lane, Earslwood.
Date and time: Between 02:00am and 03:47am on Thursday 11th July 2019.
Offence details:  Three offenders have gained entry into the garage at the front of the property using a metal pole to force open the garage door.  The offenders were then disturbed and rode away on pushbikes.

Where possible please make sure house alarms are set when the property is vacant and high quality lighting and CCTV cameras are set up at the front and rear of your property.

Please also ensure all out houses and garages are alarmed, secure and covered by the CCTV and lighting.

Make sure that lighting and CCTV equipment is installed high enough not to be tampered with.

Please also make sure all windows and doors, both upstairs and downstairs, are locked and that you have invested in high quality UPVC doors and windows. This will drastically reduce the chance of you becoming a victim of this type of crime.
For further crime prevention advice please click the following link:

Your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be conducting high visibility patrols of your area. Should you see anything that you deem to be suspicious then please either call 101 in a non emergency or report it via our online system at In an emergency always call 999