Police issue security advice following spate of burglaries in Sheffield


Police are urging homeowners and motorists to ensure their properties and vehicles are left secure after a string of thefts and burglaries in Sheffield.

Sheffield East Local Policing Team is urging people to lock properties and vehicles and leave valuables out of sight even if they are leaving them unattended for a short period of time.

It comes as the team issued its latest crime update for the area.

A property on Holyoake Avenue, Richmond was burgled after an offender forced a garage door open around 4am on Friday.

Portable radios and garden tools were stolen from a shed in Orchard Lane, Beighton, sometime between 7pm on Tuesday and 4pm yesterday.

Between 8.50am and 9.30am on Friday £50 was stolen from a home in Richmond Park Rise, Richmond after a bathroom window was left open.

There was also an attempted burglary at a property in Birley Spa Rise, in Hackenthorpe.

A power drill and electric screwdriver were stolen from a vehicle in High Street, Mosborough, between 1.30am and 10am on Wednesday, while a neighbour deterred offenders after seeing them attempt to remove a cover from a vehicle in Chadwick Road, Woodthorpe, between 10am and 10.30am on Friday.

Anyone with information should call 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.