NEWS: Men arrested after thefts from vans in the Lichfield and Burntwood areas


At around 11pm on Wednesday 16 September a report was received of a vehicle acting suspiciously in Overton Lane, Hammerwich. Officers attended and carried out a thorough area search but were unable to locate anyone.

However, while on routine patrol in the Walsall Road near Muckley Corner later that night, officers came across a vehicle matching the description of the suspicious vehicle seen earlier in the evening.

Upon searching the vehicle they discovered a number of suspected stolen tools and the occupants were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit theft from motor vehicles.

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The men, who are all from Walsall and aged 22, 36 and 43, remain in custody for questioning.

If you witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area or believe you’re missing any items from your van please contact us on 101, quoting incident number 25 of September 17. Alternatively, you can contact

independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.