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Stolen Mini used in Kidderminster burglary
4:33pm Friday 19th October 2012 in Local
THE owner of a Mini stolen near Cleobury Mortimer and used in a burglary in Kidderminster has spoken of her devastation at the loss of her vehicle.
Offenders broke into the house sometime between the occupants going to bed on Sunday, October 14 and the early hours of Monday, October 15.
Car keys were taken and they stole the silver Mini Countryman, which was used in a burglary at about 3.15am at The Coopers Arms pub in Canterbury Road.
Three men dressed in black were seen leaving in the Mini after breaking in and stealing a safe containing the previous evening’s takings.
The Mini was six weeks old and had fewer than 1,000 miles on the clock. It was bought for about £24,000 and was a top of the range model with an inbuilt sat-nav and leather seats.
It had silver roof bars on a black coloured roof and horizontal stripes near the bottom of the doors. It also has dark alloys and a black and silver design on the bonnet.
The owner, who does not wish to be identified, said: “It is the first new car we have had and we are devastated. We worked hard to be able to afford it and we really treasured it.
“As well as the distress of knowing someone came into our home while we were asleep, which has made us feel very insecure, we live in a rural location and have had a lot of inconvenience in trying to get to work.”
The offenders may have put false registration plates on the vehicle but police are hoping someone will recognise such a distinctive model.
Anyone with information should contact PC Niki Deakin on 101, quoting incident 28-S-151012, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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