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Amounts Of Sneak-In Burglaries Rise After Recent Warm Weather

Monday June 10 2013

DCI Mark Wilkie DCI Mark Wilkie

THE amount of sneak-in burglaries happening in Barnsley is 'unbelievable', according to DCI Mark Wilkie.

He said the summer months and longer days means people are leaving their windows and doors open.

But this has lead to a rise in opportunist crime.

"The worst areas are Athersley, Smithies and Worsbrough," he said. "It's unbelievable. Windows are left open at this time of year when it's warmer,

"Doors are not just left unlocked but open and there have been several incidents where people have just walked straight in."

His comments come three weeks after the police launched Operation Optimal - which aims to reduce the number of burglaries.

He said the operation would run for as long as necessary, adding: "It's more about prevention than detection, though we still want to catch the people who have done it."

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Reply Posted by jasmine on Monday June 10 2013 at 19:00
Yeah mi nannan got robbed other week if he gets court what will he get bailed for months then told he has to do community hours no were neer a good enuff punishment They just think oh thats nothing lets do it again

Reply Posted by Wendy on Wednesday June 12 2013 at 16:06
One word....SCUMBAGS!!!!

Reply Posted by dene on Sunday June 16 2013 at 06:20
I know what it like some one sneaked in to my kitchen the other month and took my handbag it had the car keys in it they come back about 1 am and took the car we got the car back now but i would like my purses back as it had got 2 photos in of my grandma's .. we had the door closed but have a stable door witch was open ,,,,

Reply Posted by Andy on Sunday June 16 2013 at 07:59
I was burgled twice last year in the space of three weeks they want there hands chopping off scumbags is a polite word for them.

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