Doncaster crime round-up, August 22: spate of burglaries

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The following offences were reported to police on Thursday August 21 and Friday August 22. Anyone with information call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Dunscroft: A laptop, iPad, mobile phone, e-cigarette and gents watch were stolen from a property in The Crescent after the door was forced open by burglars. The incident happened between 8am and 2pm on Thursday. The total value of the items stolen was £600.

Bawtry: A £2,000 racing bike was stolen from a property in Church Street after thieves snook in through a kitchen window. Rings costing £500 were also taken in the burglary that happened between 8.20am and 6pm on Wednesday.

Sprotbrough: A mobile phone and £40 in cash was taken from a house in Tennyson Avenue between 10pm on Wednesday and 7.30am on Thursday after thieves snook in through an open window.

Wheatley Hills: £260 in cash was taken from a property in The Grove after thieves managed to gain entry through the kitchen door. The incident happened between 9.30am and 2pm on Thursday.

Arksey: Fishing equipment worth £400 was stolen from a shed in Chadwick Gardens between 10.30am on Wednesday and 11am on Thursday.

Mexborough: One and a half sacks of coal were stolen from a coal cellar in Pit Street between 10.30am and 6.30pm on Thursday.

Mexborough: Thieves stole a CD player from a car parked in Montague hospital car park in Cemetery Road at 8.20am on Thursday. A man described as being 5ft 6, white, slim build with blonde hair was seen running from the Toyota Carina vehicle.

Scawthorpe: An industrial strimmer was taken from a maintenance van outside Castle Hill School in Jossey Lane at 4pm on Wednesday.

Stainforth: A catalytic convertor was stolen from a Pegeout van between 6pm on Tuesday and 9am on Wednesday.

Armthorpe: A catalytic convertor was taken from a van in Mercel Avenue between Sunday 5pm and Thursday 2pm.

Town Centre: A £500 mobile phone was taken from a bench in St Sepulchre Gate after a woman left it there by mistake when she went to a shop. The incident happened between 1pm and 1.15pm on Thursday, Police are urging people to be extra vigilant and take care they keep their mobile phones with them at all times. Police are also urging iPhone users to download a track my iPhone app so the phone can be traced if it is lost or stolen.