POLICE are urging residents to help them blot out burglary, highlighting the town’s track record on tackling the crime.
Ten suspected burglars have been arrested in the last week, with seven charged and appearing before the courts.
Det Chief Insp Lee Berry said: “Burglary is one of the most intrusive crimes a victim can suffer and our officers in Rotherham are continuing to work hard to keep your communities safe.
“The good news is that Rotherham has one of the lowest rates of residential burglary in the county and leads the way in convictions for both residential and commercial burglary.”
South Yorkshire Police have issued advice to help reduce home invasions in the run up to Christmas, when high-value gifts start appearing under trees.
Det Chief Insp Berry added: “Our goal now is to continue with this drive and to keep as many people as possible protected from becoming a victim of crime.
“We don’t want anyone’s Christmas to be spoilt by opportunist thieves who spare no thought for the impact their actions have.
“If you have any information about those committing crime, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or South Yorkshire Police on 101.”
Visit www.southyorks.police.uk/dontmakeiteasy for more information on protecting personal property — including a seven-page booklet on home and car security.