THE theft of Land Rovers is on the rise in Worcestershire as police warn owners to beware.

A spike in this type of theft has been highlighted by the Worcestershire Operations Patrol Unit, part of West Mercia Police.



A police spokesperson said: "We are seeing an increase in keyless thefts of Land Rover vehicles, please ensure that you take steps to improve the security your vehicle, such as using a steering lock.

"Give strong consideration to installing a tracker device as this often helps us to locate stolen vehicles."

Police have also revealed that they located one stolen vehicle - a Range Rover was stolen from Belbroughton near Bromsgrove.

A police spokesperson said last night: "We were able to find the vehicle parked up in Birmingham within a couple of hours. The vehicle has been recovered and will be subject to a forensic examination."