Doncaster crime round-up, August 21: Spate of catalytic converter thefts

CRIME: Crime scene.
CRIME: Crime scene.

The following offences were reported to police on Wednesday August 20 and Thursday August 21. Anyone with information call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Toll Bar: A catalytic converter was stolen from a car on Askern Road between Monday at 7pm and 6am on Wednesday. Police say it is the latest in a spate of similar incidents and are warning the public to park their cars somewhere where they can be seen.

Wheatley: Burglars managed to open an insecure window at a house on Harrowden Road, Wheatley, to get in to steal a purse and a mobile phone. They got into the house between midnight and 6.15am on Wednesday.

Armthorpe: A back door was forced by thieves who broke into a house on Southfield Road. They stole a tablet computer and £100 between 9.30pm on Tuesday and 6.30am on Wednesday.

Edlington: Sneak-in thieves entered a house on Tait Avenue and stole £50. The householder was outside cutting the grass at the time of the theft.

Thorne: A sat-nav was stolen from a car on North Eastern Road, Thorne, between 8.30am and on Tuesday and 10am on Wednesday. The car had been left unlocked.

Wheatley: A petrol strimmer and a petrol lawn mower were stolen from a garden’s van as it was parked on Ogden Road, Wheatley, on Wednesday morning. The thieves forced the rear door of the vehicle between 7am and 11am.

Denaby: Thieves are thought to have taken a woman’s handbag after she had left it in the car park at the Asda store on Hill Top Road, Denaby, on Wednesday evening. She had driven off after leaving the bag behind after putting her shopping in the boot at the Hill Top Road store, but it had gone when she returned for it having realised what she had done.