Toyota car parts stolen from Bordesley Green Birmingham in theft
Shameless thugs – nicknamed “car cannibals” – ripped off the hood, lights and signed the 2018 Toyota Yaris plate, leaving the vehicle naked on November 6. Noreen Begum, 43, was ‘devastated’ after waking to find the wreckage outside her home in Bordesley Green, Birmingham.
The theft happened hours after the car was returned from the repair shop following an accident.
Speaking to Birmingham Live, Noreen said: “I said to myself no. I walked out and that was it.
“Before this incident, I had been in a car accident and had my vehicle repaired – I just got my car back on Friday evening.
“At 3:20 a.m. my phone rang and my heart stopped. It was my neighbor who said you had to get out, someone stripped your car again.”
Other auto parts have reportedly been stolen from the same area in recent weeks.
“Apparently my car wasn’t the only one – two days ago another car was stripped of parts on another road. My neighbour’s catalytic converter was also stolen – so car parts theft is increasing now,” Noreen continued.
“I have to pay £250 to pay for the damage that has been done, which is not my fault.
“Whoever they are, I want them to understand that this is not acceptable and that more awareness is needed.
“I remember two years ago there were a lot of chop shops and garages that were raided – the police were on it. It stopped for a while, but now it’s back rising.”
Police are investigating the latest theft, which is believed to have taken place in the early hours of Saturday.
A West Midlands Force spokesperson said: “A front bumper was stolen from a Toyota Yaris in Pretoria Road, Bordesley green November 6.
“We understand how inconvenient this type of theft is and urge anyone with information to contact us through the live chat website.”