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Ram-raid Burglary on Sainsbury’s Local

An overnight ram-raid burglary has occurred at a Sainsbury’s

local in Shirley, Solihull.

The ram-raid burglary occurred overnight, from between 1.50am and 2.55am on Friday 4th May. As a result, the Birmingham grocery shop had to delay opening hours for the following day.

The Sainsbury’s local had its shop front completely smashed through after thieves ploughed their vehicle through the entrance early that morning. Sainsbury’s metal gate shutters and their automated glass doors were mangled and shattered in the incident.

Luckily, the ram-raid burglary was alerted to the authorities soon after the incident occurred. The Police canine unit was immediately deployed and managed to tackle a 39-year-old male who was suspected to have partaken in the ram-raid burglary. However, It has since been reported that two suspects are currently on the run after fleeing the scene of the crime.

After investigating the scene subsequent to the robbery, West Midland’s police have confirmed that a large quantity of alcohol was raided from the Sainsbury’s local.

Chaudhry Ali, from Costcutter, who also owns a store at risk nearby commented:

“It’s happened to them about three or four times. It’s awful”.

Further reports of other ram-raids occurring in the same area have also come to light. Such an occurrence was a Smethwick jeweller, was targeted with a large white lorry to steal a quantity of gold.

Another, again in March occurred at Co-op in Kings Heath. However on this occasion, after violently breaking the thieves were deterred from stealing any goods after the security alarm sounded.

These ram-raid burglaries are becoming more and more frequent. Therefore, don’t let your business stuffer at the hands of ram-raid thieves. Book in your FREE Intruder Alarm or CCTV system site survey today! Call 0845 402 3047 or email 

Original Sources: Birmingham Mail

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