Sheffield residents help snare burglars

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POLICE have praised Sheffield residents for reporting burglaries in progress - helping officers to arrest five suspected offenders in the space of six hours.

At 4.30pm on Sunday, residents dialled 999 after seeing suspicious behaviour at a house on Norton Lees Crescent, Norton Lees.

Officers arrested a 27-year-old man and 17-year-old boy. A stolen car was also recovered.

The 27-year-old, from Sheffield, has been charged with burglary and theft of a pedal cycle, while the teenager, also from Sheffield, has been charged with burglary, handling stolen goods and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

The same day, officers were called to Leighton Road, Gleadless Valley, after residents reported another possible burglary.

Three suspects from Sheffield area were arrested, charged and remanded in custody by magistrates – a 22-year-old man who is accused of burglary, a 17-year-old boy who is accused of burglary, assault and robbery, and a 16-year-old boy accused of burglary and breach of bail.

Det Insp Richard Partridge, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “We want to thank the residents.

“This is an excellent example of police and communities working together.”