Burglars strike at three homes

POLICE in Driffield are investigating a series of burglaries in which hundred of pounds worth of cash and goods were stolen.

Thieves escapted with money, jewellery, passports and electrical items following a break in on Manorfield Road during the day on Friday October 26.

Criminals approached the rear of the house and made a failed attempt to ‘jemmy’ the patio doors before gaining access access through the ground floor double glazed window.

A police spokeperson said: “A search of the whole property took place and it is believed various electrical items, jewellery, passports, and Euros were taken.

”Due to the size of one of the items, it is believed a vehicle would have had to be used for transport.”

Officers are also probing a house burglary at a farm near in Lissett, which took place between 6pm and 9pm on Monday October 15.

A police spokesperson said the farm was approached on foot via the side driveway of the address and a wooden window to a downstairs bathroom was forced.

“Once inside all the rooms were searched. Electrical items and a small amount of money were stolen from within.

“Forensics have taken prints and samples from the scene in order to identify the thieves.”

A garage was also burgled on Hymers Avenue, Brandesburton, Between 7am and 3pm on Tuesday October 16.

Criminals approached a semi-detached and entered a detached garage in the rear garden while the owner was out at work.

A tool safe was opened and emptied of power tools and an old vacuum cleaner were stolen.

Two cycles stolen on Skerne Road between Wednesday October 24 and Friday October 26.

A Black and White, Apollo make Mountain Bike and a white Carrera Krakn Mountain Bike had been left securely chained in a cycle rack to the rear of The Old Maltings on Skerne Road when someone entered the car park and smashed open the locks that attached the cycles to the rack.

Burglars were caught red handed with stolen goods on the evening of Friday 26th October 26 after a property on West End, Kilham, was raided. Bolt croppers were used to remove a padlock and chain from a gate. An out building used, as a garage, was then broken into and a red Honda quad bike was stolen. Police stopped a Ford transit van not long after the burglary. The stolen quad bike was found in the van. Both driver and passenger were arrested and charged.