Victim offers reward for recovery of stolen car
A valuable vehicle was stolen from outside a South Yorkshire home while its owner slept upstairs.
The blue Volkswagen Golf R, worth around Â£35,000, was stolen from Silkstone Common, Barnsley, in the early hours of Monday, February 13.
Its owner Mark Rush has now offered a Â£1,000 reward for any information which leads to a conviction.
A second car, a Volkswagon Golf Match, was also stolen but has found burnt out in Vauxhall Road, Wincobank on Tuesday.
Mr Rush said the two thieves broke into his home and stole the car keys before fleeing in the vehicles, while he and his partner slept upstairs.
He said: "There were two suspects skinny build. They snapped my kitchen lock of the side door of the house while the other one was on lookout in the back garden.
"Their faces were covered up as they entered my back garden. They were here over 30 minutes before they managed to snap my door lock.
"They left my property with both cars at 2.30am. My partner woke at 3am to get a drink of water and and looked out of the window to see both cars missing. I feel so angry but powerless as I was asleep."
He added: "Any information they leads to a criminal conviction no matter how small I will pay a Â£1,000 reward. All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence, and will remain confidential with no disclosure of the person supplying these details."
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "It is thought between 12.30am and 3.00am on Monday evening, the property was broken into and the keys for a grey Volkswagen Golf Match, and a blue Volkswagen GOLF R DSG, were taken along with the cars that were parked on the driveway.
"The Grey VW Golf Match was recovered on Tuesday, February 14, after it had been abandoned and set on fire in the Wincobank area of Sheffield.
"The Blue VW Golf R DSG, is still outstanding.
"Police are currently investigating the incident and would like to speak to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious, or was in the area at the time.
"If you have any information, please contact police on 101 quoting incident number 61 of February 13."