Warning to motorists in Rotherham

Latest news in Yorkshire: August 03, 2017 09:37:59 AM

Officers are asking drivers in Rotherham to please be vigilant following a theft and attempted theft from two cars that occurred yesterday (Tuesday, 1 August) when the vehicles were stationary at traffic lights.

At around 12.20pm, a Vauxhall Zafira was at traffic lights at College Road roundabout, close to Centenary Way and Greasbrough Street, when a man approached the passenger side of the car and knocked on the window.

The man then opened the door and reached in and grabbed the woman’s handbag before running off.

At around 12.30pm, a Suzuki Swift was again stationary at traffic lights at the same roundabout, when a man knocked on the passenger side window. The woman put the window down and a man reached inside and attempted to snatch a handbag from the seat but fled empty handed.

T/Sergeant Tony Lee, said: “While we do not want to cause alarm to the public, we do want people to be aware and to remain vigilant when in their cars, as the nature of these two incidents is incredibly distressing.

“We are following up a number of leads including CCTV, and we will continue to make enquiries as the investigation progresses.

“The man in both incidents has been described as white, aged mid-twenties, approximately 5ft 7ins tall and of a slim build.

“If anyone has any information or believes they may have also been a victim, I would urge you to please come forward by calling 101 and quoting incident number 431 of 1 August 2017.”

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