Motorists are warned after spate of thefts from vehicles

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Motorists in Sheffield have been advised to look at their parked vehicles through the eyes of a thief.

The challenge comes after four vehicles were broken into in Sheffield in a 24-hour period.

A rucksack was stolen from a vehicle in Manor, four wheel trims were taken from a car in Darnall and hundreds of pounds worth of tools were taken from a work van in the same area.

Thieves also smashed the rear window of a vehicle in a car park in Attercliffe to snatch a purse which had been tucked under a seat.

Inspector Ian Roberts, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “We don’t want people to leave items on view, but they also shouldn’t presume belongings in glove compartments or under seats are safe either.

“It’s important drivers park in well-lit areas and check their vehicles are locked. Basically, looks at your vehicle through the eyes of a thief.”