Police warning as burglars targets homes across Doncaster

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Sneak-in thieves have stolen hundreds of pounds worth of property in Doncaster over the last week after residents left homes insecure.

Computers and a purse were taken from a house in Station Road, Norton, after the culprits entered through an unlocked front door while burglars got into a home in Hazel Grove, Conisbrough, via an open conservatory window to steal computers, before exiting through a door as the key had been left in the lock.

A resident at Troon Road, Hatfield, left a door unlocked while they cut the lawn, leaving the way clear for an offender who stole jewellery and an Xbox.

Offenders grabbed a £200 handbag from a house in Newlands Drive, Cusworth, after getting in through a back door and thieves struck in Basil Avenue, Armthorpe, reaching through an open window to take a computer worth £180.

Superintendent Eddie Murphy said: “We just keep making it easy for criminals.

“Unfortunately there are people out there who are just waiting for an opportunity and for that lapse in taking basic security measures.”

Call police on 101 with information about the thefts.