Burglars steal BMW and £1,000 tortoise from Whitchurch house

Burglars stole a £1,000 pet tortoise and a BMW when they broke into a house in Shropshire.

The raiders got into the property in Edward German Drive, Whitchurch, on Thursday afternoon when the occupant was away for 20 minutes, police said.

The eight-year-old tortoise was taken along with a Blackberry mobile and keys for the BMW.

The burglars then drove off in the black car, registration E3SHE. West Mercia Police appealed for witnesses.

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