Alert issued after burglars start using 'hook and extendable pole through letterboxes' of Sheffield homes

Burglars are posting hooks on extendable poles through the letterboxes of Sheffield homes in a bid to fish out their car keys.

Saturday, 12th October 2019, 5:01 pm
Updated Saturday, 12th October 2019, 6:06 pm

The Sheffield Central and North West Neighbourhood Policing Team said thieves are employing the unusual tactic in Hillsborough and Stannington.

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The team tweeted: “We are investigating burglaries where vehicle keys have been stolen by offenders using a hook and extendable pole through letterboxes.

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“Please protect your property:- Check your doors and windows are locked and keep your keys out of sight.”

Walkley Lane in Hillsborough.