Thief caught in the act flees

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A MAN was disturbed trying to break into a house on Cliffe Field Road, Meersbrook, Sheffield, on Monday.

He was caught trying to force open a rear door at around 5pm.

Police said he was white, 6ft tall and around 35 years old. A house on the same road was broken into last Friday.

Police in Sheffield are also investigating thefts from cars parked at The Hilton Hotel at Meadowhead, on Derby Street in Heeley, on Periwood Close, Woodseats and on Grindlow Drive and Blackstock Road, Gleadless Valley last weekend.

A car was broken into on Littlewood Drive, Gleadless Valley, in the early hours of Monday and police are investigating the theft of a car from Gresley Road, Lowedges, at 11pm last Thursday.

n Call South Yorkshire Police on 101.