Crooks pounce on unattended vehicles across borough

Police tape
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SIX cars have been taken from homes around Doncaster this week after owners left them unattended whilst de-icing during the cold snap.

On Tuesday morning, a Ford Mondeo was stolen from Wheatley at 7.50am and then at 8.10am a Kia Ceed was taken from Sprotbrough. The Mondeo was later found in Hatfield.

A Renault Megane was then taken from Thorne at 7am on Wednesday, and recovered in Epworth.

Two more cars were stolen yesterday, a Vauxhall Corsa from Armthorpe, at 6.20am, and an Audi A3 just before 8.30am from Bawtry.

This morning police reported a Mercedes E350 had disappeared from Goodison Boulevard, in Cantley, at 8am.

Supt Eddie Murphy said: “Thanks for listening to our advice. Officers have been out on patrols early each morning this week, to remind people to ensure their cars are secure at all times.

“When it’s cold we understand the temptation to leave the keys in the ignition while the car is warming up. However, these cars are enticing opportunist thieves and you may find an officer on your doorstep having found your car unlocked outside.

“If cars are stolen in this way your insurance may be invalidated.

“Remember to allow extra time to de-frost your car and please don’t leave it unsupervised.”