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North Midlands clubs subjected to series of thefts

19 September 2013

  • North Midlands RFU secretary warns member clubs to extra vigilant
  • Greater Birmingham and north Worcestershire clubhouses targeted

Clubs in Greater Birmingham and north Worcestershire have been warned to be vigilant following a spate of thefts from changing rooms and clubhouses recently.

Thieves have struck at Bromsgrove, Kings Norton, Old Yardleians and, most recently, at Five Ways OE on Tuesday evening.

Rob Bray, the North Midlands RFU secretary, has written to all his member clubs warning their members to take extra care with their possessions.

“Two men were involved at Five Ways last night and fled in a silver Y registration Ford Focus,” he said.

“The first male is described as white, overweight, approximately 5', aged mid-40s, with mousey brown hair. He was unshaven with a  round face and a strong Birmingham accent.

“He was wearing a black Adidas jacket with white stripes on the sleeves and dark tracksuit bottoms.

“The second male is described as white and of medium build with dark hair.

“He was wearing a dark coloured training top, jogging bottoms with a logo on the right leg.

“It would appear these men are trying to blend in with players in order to gain access to the changing rooms.”