Police issue warning after thieves target vehicles in Sheffield

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Motorists have been urged to remove any valuables from vehicles following a spate of thefts in Sheffield.

Sheffield South East NHP has had several thefts from motor vehicles in the area reported to them in the past 24 hours.

Clothes and a mobile phone were stolen from a car in Berners Road, Arbourthorne after offenders smashed a vehicle window with a brick.

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A laptop case and a purse were taken from a vehicle in Stirling Way overnight, and golf clubs were taken from a vehicle in Birley Wood Drive sometime between 3pm on Thursday and 4.30am yesterday.

A spokesman for Sheffield South East NHP said: "Please ensure where possible that any valuables are removed from our vehicles when leaving them unattended, even for a short period of time.

"Continue to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity."

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Several other crimes have also been reported to the team in the past 24 hours.

A vehicle was stolen from Badger Close, Woodhouse sometime during Friday evening and Saturday morning, and number plates were taken from a vehicle in Norfolk Park Road at around 5pm on Saturday.

Two televisions, a stereo system and mobile phone were taken during a burglary in Boundary Road, Wybourn after thieves removed the lock barrel from a door handle to gain entry on Friday evening.

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Garden equipment was taken from a property in Station Road, Woodhouse and fishing equipment was taken during a burglary in Handsworth Road. Both happened during Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Anyone with information about the crimes should call police on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.