Sat-navs stolen from locked cars in Sheffield

A Maltby man has been charged with child sexual offences relating to a 14-year-old girl.
A Maltby man has been charged with child sexual offences relating to a 14-year-old girl.

Drivers in Sheffield have been warned to remove valuables from their cars after sat-navs were stolen from locked vehicles.

A spokesman for the Sheffield South East Local Policing Team said that satellite navigation systems were stolen overnight from cars on John Hibbard Crescent, Woodhouse Mill and Seagrave Avenue, Basegreen.

There were no signs of forced entry to either vehicle, which had both been left locked by their owners overnight.

The spokesman said the incidents act as a ‘reminder to remove all valuables from display in vehicles and ensure satellite navigation sucker marks are wiped from windscreens as to not draw attention to your vehicle’.

The incidents happened overnight on Friday into Saturday morning.

It follows three cars being targeted in the Woodhouse area on Thursday night, when a sat-nav, an iPod and a wallet were among the items stolen.

Those incidents happened on John Ward Street and John Hibbard Crescent.

Community officers have been on patrol in the area following the incidents.

Anyone with information about the different incidents is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101.