Police hunt for burglar who ran off after stealing handbag from house in Sheffield

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Police are hunting a burglar who ran off after breaking into a house in Sheffield and stealing a handbag from the kitchen.

The crook struck on Rushdale Avenue, Meersbrook, but ran off when spotted.

Officers in Sheffield are also investigating a burglary on Millhouses Lane, Millhouses, in which an iPod, cash and coats were stolen.

There were also two unsuccessful attempts to break into homes on Bishopscourt Road, Meersbrook and Blenheim Mews, Ecclesall Road South.

Evidence of tampering was found but entry was not gained.

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