Doncaster crime round-up, May 12: Vandals strike outside church; Thieves make off with changing rooms

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The following incidents were reported to police on May 11 and May 12. Anyone with information, contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Edlington: Two cars were attacked by vandals while their owners attended church. A grey BMW and a black Jaguar were bother damaged with the attackers leaving scratch marks on the vehicles outside St John’s Church on St John’s Road between 9am and 10.30am on Sunday.

Town centre: A trailer which is used as a changing room by workmen who are demolishing Council House was stolen by thieves from College Road. The trailer was taken between 12.30pm on Saturday and 7.30am on Sunday.

Askern: A power saw valued at £900 was stolen by thieves who struck a garage on Avenue Road. The jemmied the door to get inside on Sunday between 11am and 4pm.

Woodlands: Thieves targeted the allotment park in Woodlands at the weekend. They cut off the lock on a metal container on the site to seal power tools belonging to several allotment holders worth around £500.

Bentley: A suspected attempted smash and grab raid on the Tesco Express on High Street failed as a concrete block which was thrown at the window did not break the re-enforced glass. The attack was at 1.40am on Friday.

Lakeside: A bike was stolen as its owner was looking round the car boot sale at the Keepmoat Stadium. The bike, which was taken from Stadium Way, was taken between 9am and 10am on Sunday morning. It had been chained to a fence, but both bike and chain had gone when the rider returned.

Rossington: Police are trying to trace two males who were disturbed as they tried to siphon fuel from a Suzuki Alto vehicle at Bankwood Crescent. The suspects are two white males, aged about 15 and of thin build. The incident was at 6.15pm on Saturday.

Mexborough: Onion plants were stolen from allotments on Herbert Street between Friday on Saturday night. Raiders had damaged the gate to the site in the raid, between 8pm on Saturday and 8am on Sunday.

Mexborough: Thieves made off with a £6,000 caravan which they took from a driveway on Clayfield Avenue. The caravan was stolen from the property between Friday at 2.30pm and Saturday at 7pm. Police are appealing for witnesses and believe someone is likely to have seen something.

Dunscroft: Two chickens were stolen by thieves who struck at the allotments at The Oval. The raid was between 5pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.

Balby: An arson attack caused £200 worth of damage to a bin after it was set alight outside the One Stop store on Plantation Road on Saturday night. The fire was at 11pm on Saturday.