Doncaster crime round-up, May 14. Shopping centre purse snatches; man arrested over fuel theft

CRIME: Crime scene.
CRIME: Crime scene.

The following incidents were reported to police on May 13 and May 14. Anyone with information, call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Town centre: Two pensioners reported having their purses stolen by pickpockets at the Frenchgate Centre. An 88-year-old woman had her purse stolen at 11.30am on Tuesday, and a 64-year-old had hers taken between 10am and 10.30am. Police are warning people to bury their purses deep in their bags, hold them in their hands, or attached them to a cord.

Marr: A man from Woodlands has been arrested on suspicion of stealing fuel from a lorry which was larked near Barnsley Road, Marr, on Tuesday. He was being questioned by police on Tuesday evening.

Tickhill: Cash was stolen from a house on Pinfold Lane on Tuesday evening. The burglar forced a side door to get inside, setting off an alarm between 5.30pm and 6pm.

Rossington: A black Honda motorcycle was stolen from a shed at Coronach Way. The door was forced by burglars who struck between 6.30am and 9am.

Rossington: Electric power tools were stolen from a blue Ford Focus car between 5.45pm and 6pm on Tuesday. The thieves smashed a window on the vehicle on Allenby Crescent to get inside.

Bessacarr: Work tools were stolen from a car on Saundby Close between 11pm on Monday and 7.30am on Tuesday. They got into the vehicle through the door.

Thorne: Thieves took the spare wheel from a white Renault Relay van parked on Grampian Way, Thorne, in the early hours of today (Wednesday). The owner discovered the theft at 1.30am after hearing a noise outside.

Town centre: Metal thieves struck at the Open Cast training centre at Marshgate. They cut a hole in a fence and went inside to take metal ramps valued at £70.

Edlington: Four chickens were stolen from the allotments on Staveley Street. The thieves struck between 4.30pm and 8pm.