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Would-Be Burglar Nearly Ruins Family's Christmas

Wednesday December 11 2013

A WOULD-BE burglar nearly ruined a family's Christmas after wrapping presents up in a duvet cover in a bid to make off with them.

But he was forced to ditch his loot after disturbing the female occupant while in her bedroom at the house in Brunswick Street, Thurnscoe.

The young man, who was wearing a woolly hat, fled from the scene at 5.45am on December 10.

People who had left vehicles at the Alhambra car park could have given thieves an early Christmas present after leaving goodies on view, too.

Chief Inspector Andy Hodgkinson said: "Officers carried out an operation to identify vulnerable vehicles and within an hour they’d found more than a dozen vehicles with items on display from presents and electrical items to sat navs, sunglasses and shopping.

"We want people to be aware, particularly at this time of year, that there are lots of opportunist thieves around ready to pounce and people need to take extra care."

Ch Insp Hodgkinson added that police would continue to carry out regular crime prevention operations.

South Yorkshire Police launched 'Operation Lockdown' in October to target house burglary and vehicle crime.

So far more than 700 suspects have been arrested.

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Reply Posted by Anon on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 11:08
Some people really are lower than low.. our family home got burgled on new years eve whilst we were all out.. they watch for weeks and prowl around watching you lug your purchased presents into the house.. instead of ruining other people's Christmas you would just save up!! I don't know how they sleep at night and that poor woman having to do that in her own home! Discusting!

Reply Posted by proof it on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 11:55
dicussion about disgust

Reply Posted by rebecca on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 11:13
absoloutly hate theives!! weve just got christmas presents stolen from our garage in darfield and know of other people having the same done the same night, you would think we have money to waste by having to buy things again!

Reply Posted by carl on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 11:19
anyone that brakes into someones house should be given a minimum of 10 yeas in jail .

Reply Posted by polly on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 11:24
its a shame many of us work for what we have and others feel they are right to just take what they want with no effort or thought. makes me sad when i look at the way society is crumbling.

Reply Posted by danny parker on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 11:38
i had cctv footage of 2 very well known barnsley sneak in burglars, i got them on cctv one trying the door while the other one in the wheelchair held the gate open, my 9 yeare old daughter was on her way downstairs when she saw someone at the door and then the door handle move up and down, luckily it was on the latch lock, i also had cctv footage from inside our house that showed the door handle moving, i phoned police as soon as id checked the cctv and they said they would send someone out, no police came to view cctv so when i called them back the police said they cant do anything because they didnt come into our house!! after posting the clips all over facebook several other people commented about the same 2 smack rats seen trying doors and in one house the man in the wheelchair was actually found in someones kitchen, but he acted daft and made out he thought he was at his friends house, it was only after they saw my cctv clips they realised he was in to steal!! police are simply not bothered about catching scum like these because all they get is a fine so they go out and steal more to pay the fine and fund there heroin addictions...they should be sent straight to prison to detox off smack...i would say have their hands chopped off but the one in wheelchair has already had his legs off and most of fingers due to heroin.

Reply Posted by franko on Thursday December 12 2013 at 16:18
John mcconnel in the wheelchair?

Reply Posted by Ian on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 11:56
Thieves and burglars are the scum of the earth, taking what people have grafted for, without thought for the misery they leave, but nowt gets done to deter it, its all down to cost, if they punish em by jail it costs the government, if they slap their wrist they are free to do it again, therefore it costs us, again, and we buy all the stuff, again, therefore promoting a healthy industry where even the burglars generate revenue for the government, so when the government next tells you that they can not afford to keep burglars in jail ... you'll know why !

Reply Posted by Chris on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 12:37
Absolute scum.

Reply Posted by trez on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 13:12
Police r only bothered bout weed growers these days

Reply Posted by Collet on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 13:24
Why should we keep having to do what do gooders want,why don't we try a different way, like whipping em, they don't give a monkeys how much pain and grief they bring you the victim,and as far as sending them to prison no way,why should they be looked after better than our old aged pensioners,plenty to eat warm,clothed,personally mi sen ad shooit the baskits en not bat an eyelid.!!!!

Reply Posted by bananas on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 14:42
we r Barnsley told us yesterday that 3 guys from darfield was up at court for breaking into someones van and stealing this working mans work tools.one of the guys as a criminal record as long as your arm. everybody in darfield and wombwell area knows these people. so why do they have them as friends on facebook. is it cool or something to be friends with thieving druggies who are just anti social low lives. and wouldn't think twice about robbing you.

Reply Posted by sarah on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 17:16
if anyone breaks into my house for any reason i have a nice cold cellar that floods has no windows and the locks on the outside of the door and no one can hear them scream!! I hate thieves and dont see the point in them having a prison sentence 3 meals a day playstation and fags no chance give them 12 mnths of freezing cold water concrete slab to sleep on and chuck them dog and cat food down once a week doubt theyd do it again.

Reply Posted by lauren on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 17:47
Think burglars are nowt compared to some of kind ov people we have runnin around pedos rapist etc

Reply Posted by billy on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 18:49
No comparison though Lauren. You're right,but it must be horrible after a burglary. Every noise would scare you. If you're not safe in your own home then life's not happy,or content. A terrible crime.

Reply Posted by Dan on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 21:31
They all set out with the intention of making other people's lives a misery, for the benefit of their own. I wish police would make more of an effort on thieves rather than the war on drugs, where they're generally only making their own life a misery

Reply Posted by billy on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 21:34
Burglars are like hyena's, just skulking around looking for opportunities. Horrible creatures.

Reply Posted by becky on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 23:30
Is this the same lauren who said glen turton was innocent

Reply Posted by Correct Becky on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 23:44
Glen turton wanabe traveller, as bent as a ten bob note!!

Reply Posted by Correct Becky on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 23:44
Glen turton wanabe traveller, as bent as a ten bob note!!

Reply Posted by becky on Thursday December 12 2013 at 08:29
Wouldn't say wannaebe traveller hes jus a pedo!! But according to some called lauren hes not and his daughters are liars wel I think not

Reply Posted by observer on Thursday December 12 2013 at 08:39
i know glen turtons brother gary. hes a nice bloke. glen has had history for years. hes an old man now. whats he been up to this time?..lol.sarah. you make a brilliant point. burglars etc. or any kind of anti socialist. should get exactly how you sy it. a bare walled room. preferably stone. a cold floor. with the minimum to eat. bread which is stale. and water. im pretty certain burglars etc wouldnt want a re-visit. if!! they lived through the first time.

Reply Posted by becky on Thursday December 12 2013 at 08:45
Hes an old dirty weak man alright and wil be even older when he gets out!! And Gary is dead and cremated unfortunately xx

Reply Posted by lauren on Thursday December 12 2013 at 16:09
I av no idea what ur on a bout I don't no a glen Turton n don't no what he's guilty or not guilty ov someones obviously been posted in my name's cos av ad a lot ov people askin me bout this glen turton

Reply Posted by Correct Becky on Thursday December 12 2013 at 17:06
He used to drive round in his yellow pik up thinkin he was the bees knees rippin people off, that's until someone popped his tyres, pmsl

Reply Posted by lauren on Thursday December 12 2013 at 17:10
I'd like to know what headin it had on the one were av said this bout glen turton cos if some one is postin in my name sayin bad stuff or what ever I want to no cos it's not reyt

Reply Posted by chiill ya beyns on Friday December 13 2013 at 08:46
Lauren.. hate to break it to you sweetheart but you're not the only Lauren in barnsley. Kthxbye

Reply Posted by mick frum tarn on Friday December 13 2013 at 08:47
They are calling him a" would be" burgalar but he disturbed the occupant, does that not make it "aggravated burgalary"?

Reply Posted by Unknown on Friday December 13 2013 at 08:56
Name and shame them.

Reply Posted by becky on Friday December 13 2013 at 22:11
Think ur thinkin of glym turton not glen and if it his glen use your right name for gods sake!!

Reply Posted by chris on Saturday December 14 2013 at 00:12
i was burgled on xmas eve with nothing left for my kids thanks to the ppl who live around us we saved the day but these scum need to be caught

Reply Posted by jase on Monday December 16 2013 at 21:13
I have a air rifle and a axe next to my bed and if I caught anyone in my house I wouldnt hesitate to use either. End of day they shouldnt be there so its a risk they take. Dare say it would be me that got punished afterwards though knowing how the law wprks!!!