Beware of crooks with hooks

Police this week warned householders not to leave keys visible after a spate of ‘coathanger burglaries’ in Woodhouse in which poles were used to pull keys through the letterbox.

Two cane poles were found after a computer, fishing tackle and clothing, worth £700, were stolen from a house in Balmoral Road on Saturday. On Sunday, thieves tried to steal keys from a Vicar Lane house by using a bamboo stick attached to a squash racquet. A house in Station Road was targeted on Monday