Police are warning of a predicted rise in Asian gold street robberies as the weather heats up and more people head out with expensive jewellery on show.
The warmer temperatures are expected to contribute to a rise in offences, with necklaces and bangles more visible, rather than being hidden away under heavy coats and scarves.
Detectives investigating the discovery of a woman’s body in a burnt out car in Erdington this week are appealing for witnesses to the car’s movements during Tuesday evening.
Police discovered the burning car on Tuesday night (22 July) after emergency services were called to Fentham Road.
Three people were arrested overnight on suspicion attempting to break in to Dudey Zoo after being spotted running through the castle ruins by a police helicopter.
Officers were sent to the scene after a 999 call was received from a member of the public who’d seen a group scaling a perimeter wall at around 12:50am.
Solihull Police are appealing for help to trace a woman who failed to answer bail after being arrested on suspicion of robbing a teenager whilst posing as a police officer.
Michelle Reeves, aged 32, from Kings Heath is wanted in connection with a robbery in Dingle Lane on 27 June last year where a girl was searched and robbed by a woman pretending to be a PC.
Detectives last night (Thursday) charged a man with murder after the discovery of a woman’s body in a burnt out car in Erdington.
Police made the grim discovery on Tuesday evening (22 July) after emergency services were called to the fire on Fentham Road.
A Dudley man has this afternoon (24 July) been arrested in connection with a sexual assault on board a bus in Cradley Heath, earlier this year.
Police investigating an attack on a young woman on board the number 243 bus, from Dudley to Merry Hill, on 30 April released CCTV images of a suspect yesterday.
A West Bromwich man has been arrested after a suspicious package was left at a business premises causing traffic chaos earlier this week.
A 100 metre cordon was placed around the premises in West Bromwich High Street just after 4pm on Tuesday (22 July) and roads were closed as more than a dozen police officers secured the building, while a police sniffer dog determined if the package contained explosives.
A paedophile who tricked teenagers into online sex acts by posing as “Florida Beach Girl” has been jailed after West Midlands Police exposed him as a business manager from Durham.
Steven James (pictured) coerced a 14-year-old, from Coventry, into explicit chat over Skype. Detectives liaised with the national Child Exploitation & Online Protection (CEOP) unit in London to track down the 36-year-old, and sought expert IT help to unlock James' encrypted computer.
Detectives have been given extra time to question a man who was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found in a burnt out car in Erdington on Tuesday (22 July).
Police were called to Fentham Road at around 8.30pm following a 999 call from a member of the public reporting a parked car on fire.