Police urge people to set alarms and keep lights on after break-ins across Sheffield

Police said: 'During these dark winter months, please use timers for lamps in your property, to give the illusion of it being occupied'
Police said: 'During these dark winter months, please use timers for lamps in your property, to give the illusion of it being occupied'
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Police have reminded Sheffielders to keep their properties secure after dealing with various burglaries across the city.

A vehicle was stolen, along with keys, after a lock was damaged on the patio doors of a property School Close in Halfway between Monday and Wednesday night.

Another vehicle was stolen on Holbrook Avenue in Holbrook on Thursday morning. A window was smashed and electrical items were also taken.

Electrical items and cash were stolen after entry was made through the patio doors of Mansfield Road, Intake, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

A mountain bike and power tools were stolen from a shed on Charnock Hall Road, Gleadless, sometime in the early hours of Thursday. A padlock had been cut off the shed.

There was also an attempted burglary on Robin Lane, Beighton, where offenders used an implement to try to force open shutters.

South Yorkshire Police said: "During these dark winter months, please use timers for lamps in your property, to give the illusion of it being occupied.

"Remember to set intruder alarms and ensure the exterior is well lit, with lights being out of reach and on all through the night."

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