Police issue urgent warning to thousands of people in Sheffield over their cat flaps

A police warning has been issued about ‘cat flap’ burglars operating in Sheffield.

By Claire Lewis
Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 12:36 pm

South Yorkshire Police issued the warning after a spate of burglaries in the Ecclesfield, Chapeltown, High Green and Grenoside areas.

In a Facebook post, the Sheffield North East neighbourhood policing team said: “Over the last week we have seen a number of burglaries in the local area where offenders have gained access via cat flaps, as such it’s a timely reminder to keep these locked at night and to remove any keys or valuables near by to prevent easy access to your homes.

“We currently have a suspect in custody linked to these offences.”

A police warning has been issued about burglars gaining access to homes in Sheffield via cat flaps

Cat Flap burglars often push a pole through the opening or letterboxes and hook sets of keys left close to doors, allowing them access to homes.

To pass on information about burglars call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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