RICHARD Madeley hit out at the police's handling of burglaries in a passionate rant at a force chief.
The Good Morning Britain star told Sir Dave Thompson, Chief Constable West Midlands Police, that the feeling among the public was that cops aren't taking burglaries seriously enough.
He spoke of his shock that police wouldn't investigate the theft of daughter Chloe's car from the family home.
"Car thefts are barely investigated at all," vented Richard. "And I can speak from personal experience.
"My own daughter's car was stolen off the drive of our home a few weeks ago and within an hour she'd been crime a crime number and a statement from the police saying they weren't going to investigate.
"They simply weren't going to investigate – yet the car was probably simply within 50 miles.
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"They didn't even take the registration number to try and spot it. And that is a typical story. Why isn't car theft investigated more, because it isn't, it's just left."
Sir Dave said he had been burgled many years ago and called the act "one of the most invasive crimes you can go through" and insisted police do take it very seriously.
However, Susanna Reid pointed out that only five percent of reported burglaries were solved last year – down almost five percent from 2015.
The police boss reminded the duo of big service cuts in recent years and insisted the force is working hard to tackle all aspects of crime.
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