VIDEO - Police release CCTV footage in connection with attempted burglary in Maltby

POLICE in Rotherham have appealed to the public to help them identify two men in connection with attempted burglaries targeting houses in Maltby, many of which are occupied by the elderly. 

Officers have released CCTV footage of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a recent attempted burglary in Maltby. 

At around 7.20pm last Wednesday, February 2, two men attempted to gain entry to a house, where police believe they intended to steal jewellery and cash.


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A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said:  “This is an ongoing series of offences where these men are targeting houses that are unoccupied during the evenings. In many instances the houses being targeted are occupied by the elderly.


“It is known that the men are always accompanied by a third man who waits near to the address in a car. 


“Police investigations are being hindered by the men wearing hoods and masks to conceal their identities and using stolen cars bearing cloned registration plates. 


“In addition to Maltby, burglaries have taken place in other locations that include Hellaby, Wickersley, Bramley, Moorgate, Treeton, Woodsetts and Dinnington.


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“The public should be reassured that increased policing activity is taking place, but they are urged to be vigilant and report anything that they consider to be suspicious at the time that it is happening.


“Officers also want to speak to the men in the CCTV footage as they may be able to assist with enquiries. 


“Do you recognise them? If you think you know who they might be, please call 101 quoting incident number 171 of February 2.”