Man charged over break-ins

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A MAN has been charged with burglary as part of a probe into a series of break-ins where a bogus official broke into homes in Southey, Shirecliffe and Longley.

The 35-year-old was arrested over a burglary on Sunday, September 9.

Police are investigating a series of incidents where residents have been tricked into allowing a bogus window cleaner into their homes.

Inspector Simon Leake, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “Detectives from Sheffield Priority Crime Team charged a 35 year old Sheffield man with burglary.

“This was in connection with an offence in the Southey area which occurred on the 9th September 2012 where the offender tricked his way into an elderly person’s house.

“An investigation is continuing into four similar offences.”

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