Police probe into spate of burglaries in Sheffield

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A police probe is under way into a spate of burglaries in Sheffield overnight on Sunday into Monday.

Burglars broke into a house in Dykes Lane, Hillsborough, by removing a lock on the rear door, and stole the keys to the Ford Mondeo parked outside.

The offender drove the car away along with a TV, laptop, games console, digital camera and handbag.

Two burglaries were also committed on Studfield Road in Wisewood.

Entry was gained to one property by the rear patio door, but nothing was taken.

At the other address a lock was forced and items including a laptop, bank cards, a games console and two tablet devices were stolen.

Police believe there was an attempted burglary on Dykes Lane after a padlock on the side gate of a house was found to be damaged.

And another lock was damaged in an attempted burglary at an address on Hallowmoor Road, Wisewood.

Forensic examinations of the crime scenes have been carried out in a bid to crack the crimes.

Acting Detective Inspector Wayne Price said: “A laptop or camera is just a commodity to a burglar but to the owner its contents are usually priceless.

“Invading someone’s home and taking their treasured memories is a heartless offence and I hope the individuals who committed these crimes think about the impact on their victims, especially in the build up to Christmas.

“These offences also highlight the importance of residents making sure their houses are fitted with the latest locks.

“People can replace their old euro locks with new snap and bump safe locks for around £50 so my advice would be to put a new euro lock on your Christmas list.”

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.