Police issue warning over spate of vehicle break-ins across Sheffield

Thieves are on the prowl in Sheffield
Thieves are on the prowl in Sheffield

Police chiefs are urging motorists to avoid leaving valuables on display following a spate of break-ins across Sheffield.

Two vehicles in Woodhouse were broken into after windows were removed to gain entry.

Power tools were stolen from a transit van parked in Skelton Close and another van was targeted in Sheffield Road, but nothing was stolen from that vehicle.

Both offences occurred overnight on Thursday into Friday last week.

During the early hours of Friday, sports equipment and speakers were stolen from a car parked in Fox Lane, Birley and in the early hours of last Saturday clothing was stolen from a vehicle parked in Lister Crescent, Basegreen.

Two cars parked in Hopefield Avenue, Birley, last week both had CD players stolen from inside.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Please do not leave any valuables including loose change, clothing, electrical items and tools inside your vehicles.

“Wherever possible leave your glove box open to show there is nothing of value left inside.”

Witnesses to any of the break-ins or anyone with information on those responsible should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.