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Burglars targeting keys in houses to steal cars in town.

Byline: Nick Reid Nuneaton Reporter news@coventrytelegraph.net

BURGLARS stole a PS10,000 car and tried to take two others in Bedworth over the weekend. Police said a silver 61-plate Lexus was taken from Dark Lane after thieves broke into a house and took the keys on Friday morning. There were also attempted break-ins in Keenan Drive on the same night and in Newcomen Road on Monday morning.

PCSO Khane Barlow of Warwickshire Police said: "There was an attempt burglary dwelling in Keenan Drive at approximately 2am on July 1. "The occupants heard a noise from the downstairs and upon investigation found that unknown offenders had attempted to gain access to the address via an insecure rear window.

"Fortunately the blind fell and appeared to have scared them off.

"Dark Lane was also targeted the same night, but the residents had woken up and found that several items along with car keys and the car has been taken.

"Entry was gained via the rear patio doors.

"And at 1.25am on Monday persons were spotted in the rear garden of a property in Newcomen Road, Bedworth.

"We would advise people to ensure windows and doors are locked and secured."

Last week we revealed how police in Bedworth had started a car crime crackdown after finding 21 vehicles unlocked in one night.

PCSO Barlow said: "It takes ten seconds to try a door handle, do not rely on key fobs. "We prefer to deter crime than record it and with this particular crime on the rise it was important that we did something pro-active to try and stop it."

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