Burglars strike six times in five days on the same estate

By Dave Doyle | 15/08/2017

Burglars strike six times in five days on the same estate
Det Insp Mark Oughton, South Yorkshire Police

HOMES on a housing estate were raided by burglars six times in five days.

The thefts happened between August 7 and August 12 on Victoria Street, Robert Street and Winfred Street in Masbrough.

Items taken include jewellery, watches, handbags, bank cards and cash.

In each case, intruders gained entry through unlocked windows and back doors.

Det Insp Mark Oughton said: “These burglaries have occurred in a very small radius in an area where previously there have been very few.

“Enquiries are ongoing and we are keen to hear from anyone who has any information.”

He added: “During the summer months we do see a rise in burglary and doorstep crime which is largely due to the warmer weather and insecure doors and windows.”

Officers urged householders to keep windows and doors securely locked, even when at home.

Visit www.southyorks.police.uk/bewise for more information on home security.

Anyone with information on the Masbrough burglaries is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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