Appeal after vehicle raids

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Police in Doncaster are appealing for the public’s help to solve two vehicle crimes that may be connected.

Thieves stole a 1980 Honda cx500 from the driveway of a house at Crookes Broom Lane, Dunscroft, sometime between 8.30pm on Sunday, 6 April and 9am on Monday, 7 April.

The bike, which has the registration HPD 792V, is not a common make and is the owner’s pride an joy. It is usually locked away, but had been left on the driveway due to ongoing work on the house.

Reports suggest that the bike is being ridden on local playing fields and wasteland.

A motorcycle was also seen when a car was stolen after burglars broke into a house at Bloomhill Court, Moorends.

The culprits forced a Eurolock sometime between 1am and 9am yesterday, 7 April, to get into the house and take the keys to a silver Peugeot 400, before stealing the car from the drive.

The victim heard a noise during the night and, from his window, saw a vehicle leaving the street, followed by a person on a motorbike. He discovered the burglary later that morning.

The car has since been recovered from Station Road at Dunscroft.

Anyone with information about either incident or the bike’s whereabouts should contact South Yorkshire Police on: 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555111.

The Force launched Operation Lockdown in October to clampdown on house burglary and vehicle crime. So far, more than 1,400 suspects have been arrested.