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  • Burglars make off with Footballers £160,000 of Luxury cars

    Thieves have stolen two luxury cars from Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, after burgling his house and swiping the keys.

    The raiders broke into his house in Little Aston, near Sutton Coldfield, in the early hours of Saturday, by breaking the lock on a uPVC window.

    After an 'orderly' search, the thieves found the keys to Bent's Audi RS6 and high-spec Range Rover, and took them from the driveway.

    Police have not released the value of the cars, but they are believed to be worth a combined total of £150,000.

    Staffordshire Police were called to the address at 3.15am. They have since highlighted the problems with cylinder locks on windows.

    Offenders have snapped the lock cylinder in two by applying force to the cylinder.

    Thieves have devised methods of snapping these types of cylinders locks in a matter of seconds while still being able to operate the lock to open the door.

    They’re then able to look for the keys to the cars they’ve seen outside and drive them away. This threat can be reduced simply by upgrading the cylinder to one that is specifically designed to prevent this method of attack. We recommend that all vulnerable doors using Euro-Profile cylinder locks be upgraded to incorporate ‘Break Secure’ cylinders.
    – Sergeant Richard Morris, Staffordshire Police.

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