Porsche recovered after car-key burglaries in Kidderminster

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A Porsche 911 Carrera has been recovered by police after it was stolen in a burglary at Kidderminster.

The blue convertible was one of three vehicles taken in two car key burglaries in Kidderminster between last Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Thieves took the £20,000 car off the driveway of a house in Sutton Park Rise after stealing the keys from the property.

An appeal to trace the vehicle appeared in the Birmingham press and was read by a Northfield resident who spotted it parked near his home in Nutbush Drive last Friday afternoon with the keys still inside.

Police were called and are now forensically examining the car before returning it to its owner.

Detective Sergeant Duncan Lloyd of Kidderminster CID said today: "Obviously the owner is very pleased to hear it has been recovered and appears intact. We are very grateful to the man who saw it after reading about the theft and immediately called us.

"We would still like to hear from anyone who saw the Porsche, registration VNP78, and anyone who was using it between Wednesday night when it was stolen and around 3.30pm on Friday when it was found."

Police are still trying to trace two other vehicles, a blue, five-door Fiesta Zetec, registration E4EMO, and a silver coloured Vauxhall Vivaro panel van, registered VO12YLH, which were stolen after another burglary overnight on Wednesday in St John's Street, Kidderminster.

Officers were investigating whether there were links between those offences and the theft of a white VW Golf GTD, registration VK60 XYJ, stolen from Connaught Avenue, Kidderminster, in a car key burglary early last Tuesday. That car is also still missing.

West Mercia Police is currently urging people to boost their security by following crime prevention advice as part of an initiative named Citadel tackling house burglary.

Anyone with information about the car key burglaries in Kidderminster should contact Det Sgt LLoyd on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 32-N-111012, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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