Appeal after minibus used in Wolverhampton ram raid

Police are appealing for information after a stolen minibus was used in a Wolverhampton ram raid then set on fire and dumped in a canal.

It happened between 1.30am and 2.30am today (Friday 22 July) at a self-storage warehouse on Vulcan Road, Bilston.

The minibus was used to crash through shutters and a wall at the warehouse and the thieves stole a large quantity of vape liquids before driving away.

Officers found the burnt out bus – stolen from Homers Travel – a short time later. It was partly submerged in a canal off Bradley Lane.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

DC Mike Sanders, from Wolverhampton Police, said: “We believe four men were involved in the ram raid. They dumped the car after driving it through metal gates, setting it on fire and then dumping it in a canal.

“We are still investigating how they escaped from Bradley Lane and we are appealing to anyone who saw the men make off or who saw anything suspicious to contact us.

“The warehouse frontage was severely damaged and the owners business will be badly affected. We also want to speak to anyone who has been offered vape liquid at a cheap price, if anyone has been offered these goods then please get in touch so we can follow up any leads.”

Anyone with information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101. Alternatively people can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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