Public vigilance delivers arrest in Kenilworth

Station Road, Kenilworth

The quick actions of a member of the public has been praised by Kenilworth Watch News after an immediate phone call to police led to officers arresting a suspect during a break in. This is the sort of vigilance we need from local residents.

At  around 2.20 in the early hours of 9 August, the resident of a flat in Warwick House, Station Road, Kenilworth heard the noise of a window breaking in the flat below. The resident looked out of the window and saw a male climbing through the broken window and called Police Officers.

Police officers arrived at the flat and located and arrested the offender at the scene.

Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth

Meanwhile an attempt at a break in has been reported at a property in Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth.  Between 9am on 4 August and 4pm on 6 August, offenders attempted to force open the front door of a home in Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth. The offenders caused damage to the door but failed to get inside the house and nothing was stolen.

Both incidents reinforce the continued need for vigilance and the benefit of acting quickly by reporting things that are suspicious.


Grange Avenue is latest Car Key Burglary

Grange Avenue is the latest location in Kenilworth to suffer from thieves who break into homes to steal a vehicle nearby.

Between 9.30am and 11.15am on 1 August, a male offender entered the driveway of a home in Grange Avenue, Kenilworth and then attempted to force open the wooden French doors at the house, causing damage. The offender failed to get the door open so smashed a large pane of glass in one of the doors.

Once inside the house, the offender entered the hallway and kitchen and then stole a set of keys to a VW Golf vehicle.

The offender then stole the vehicle from the driveway and made off towards Coventry. The offender is described a medium built male wearing a blue baseball cap and a red and black jacket.

If you may have seen something suspicious or have any information about the above please contact Warwickshire Police on 101.




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3 Vehicles across Kenilworth stolen in one night

Concerns about the nature and the level of crime affecting Kenilworth is growing are likely to be fuelled by the latest Crime Alerts just issued by Warwickshire Police.

3 vehicles have been stolen across the town in one night and these latest vehicle theft crimes have not involved breaking into homes to gain access to vehicle keys.  The thefts have  involved commercial vehicles, 2 Ford Transit vans, with a third being an Audi saloon.

The details are as follows:

Tisdale Rise, Kenilworth

Between midnight and 5am, offenders stole a silver Ford Transit van parked outside a home in Tisdale Rise, Kenilworth. (Incident 56 of 20 July)

Holmewood Close, Kenilworth

During the night, offenders stole a silver Audi vehicle parked on the driveway of a home in Holmewood Close, Kenilworth. (Incident 84 of 20 July)

Suncliffe Drive, Kenilworth

During the same night, offenders stole a black Ford Transit van which was parked outside a home in Suncliffe Drive, Kenilworth. (Incident 43 of 20 July)

If you have information about these events please contact Warwickshire Pilice on 101.

Summer Burglaries continue in Kenilworth

Two more burglaries have taken place in Kenilworth over the last couple of days prompting us to advise that everyone needs to keep a keen lookout for suspicious persons and/or vehicles who may be loitering in and around streets across the town.

Residents are encouraged to report any such suspicious activity immediately to Police on 101

The latest events are as follows:

Priory Road, Kenilworth

Between 18.00hrs on 9 July and 14.00hrs on 10 July, offenders broke the lock on the rear French doors of a home in Priory Road, Kenilworth and entered the house, whilst the residents were at home.

Nothing appears to have been stolen.

Oaks Road, Kenilworth

Between 12.15hrs and 17.30hrs on 10 July, offenders entered a home in Oaks Road, Kenilworth and carried out a search of drawers and cupboards in the lounge, kitchen and bedrooms, moving items within the property.

The offenders made off with a quantity of cash and a written cheque.

Fieldgate Lane, Kenilworth 

At some point before 11.00hrs on 10 July, offenders stole the spare wheel from under a Land Rover Discovery vehicle parked outside a home in Fieldgate Lane, Kenilworth.

Information about any of these incidents can be given anonymously to the Independent Charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website:


Kenilworth property in Mayfield Drive is latest to be targeted by Burglars

Vigilance by a member of public may have been enough to stop a burglary that was attempted in Kenilworth on 4 July.

Between 11.10hrs and 11.25hrs on 4 July, offenders in a white Range Rover, registration PN13 XK? pulled up outside a home in Mayfield Drive, Kenilworth.

One male offender got out of the vehicle and walked up the side of the house before returning to the porch and kicking the door.

The offender then returned to the vehicle and drove off.

A neighbour witnessed the male in action and called at the property to discover that a window had been smashed in the door and a door panel had been damaged.

The offender failed to get inside the house and nothing was stolen.

This latest event reinforces how important it is to be vigilant and immediately report anything suspicious.

If you have any information regarding the above event please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or Crimstoppers on 0800 111 555


Whitehead Drive latest to be hit by Car Key Burglary in Kenilworth

Homes in Kenilworth are continuing to be hit by burglars that forcibly break their way into homes, often untidily search, take car keys and then steal the vehicle using the stolen keys.

The latest event took place at Whitehead Drive, off Dalehouse Land, Kenilworth.

Please be aware that between 10am and 7pm on 26 June, offenders kicked in the lower panel in the rear door of a home in Whitehead Drive, Kenilworth and entered the house.

Once inside, the offenders carried out a tidy search and stole three sets of keys. The offenders used one of the set to steal a Seat vehicle from outside on the driveway.

If you have any information about the above event please contact Warwickshire Police on 101.

Burglary and Car Theft from Newfield Avenue, Kenilworth

A further ‘car key’ burglary has taken place in Kenilworth.

Between 12noon and 2pm on 19 June 2017, offenders climbed over a side gate at a home in Newfield Avenue, Kenilworth and then kicked through a wood and glass rear door into the house.

Once inside, the offenders carried out an untidy search of various rooms before making off with the keys to two VW vehicles.

The offenders then used one set of keys to steal a VW Polo from outside the property.

If you saw anything, anyone or may have information about this event please contact Warwickshire Police on 101.