Doorstep callers stole keys to house in Sheffield

Two men who called at a house in Sheffield trying to sell a camera watch are believed to have stolen the keys to the property.

Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 7:03 am
Updated Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 7:05 am
Danewood Avenue, Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police said the men called at a house in Danewood Avenue, Castlebeck, at 2.30pm on Sunday and whilst inside the property asked for a drink of water.

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A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "If you are not expecting anyone simply don't answer the door.

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"Only buy from reputable businesses, obtaining proof of purchase.

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"Keep your door chain on whilst doing so and if in doubt call the company to verify who they are."