Police have urged residents to stay vigilant by protecting themselves from vehicle theft.

West Midlands Police issued an appeal due to the number of cars that get stolen during burglaries.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “We highly recommend using anti-snap locks, patio door handle locks, CCTV, burglar alarms, security lights, window and door vibration alarms and using anti-climb equipment on gates and fences.”

They are asking residents to keep up to date with the latest tips that can be found online at www.west-midlands.police.uk/27stationroad/