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Car key burglar gets two-year sentence

A car key burglar is facing two years behind bars thanks to an investigation led by detectives in north Worcestershire’s proactive CID team.

Hassan Khan, 19, of Keeley Street, Birmingham was found guilty of car key burglary and theft of a motor vehicle by a judge at Worcester Crown Court on Monday (17 June).

Khan was sentenced to two years and four months following the investigation which forms part of Op Enzyme, West Mercia Police’s cross-border partnership operation to combat car key burglaries and other vehicle related offences in and around Kidderminster, Bromsgrove, and Redditch.

Khan committed a car key burglary on Ludlow Road, Kidderminster on Wednesday 25 October, 2023, stealing the keys to a Mercedes car before making off in the vehicle.

Detective Constable Rob Freer, of North Worcestershire LPA’s Proactive CID team, said: “We are pleased to get this good result from court which puts a car key burglar behind bars, as part of Op Enzyme.

“Acquisitive crimes such as motor vehicle theft not only affect the victim but also have a wider impact on the rest of society, as it pushes up insurance premiums and costs to the consumer.

“Such thefts are sometimes linked to organised crime gangs who often prey on vulnerable people and whose actions reap harm on the communities we are here to protect and serve.”

  • You can find advice about protecting your vehicle from criminals on our website at Keeping vehicles safe | Crime prevention | West Mercia Police .

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