Sneak-in thieves targeting homes in west Hull villages
EAST RIDING: Sneak-in thieves have targeted properties in two villages this week.
The first burglary happened at an address in North Street, Anlaby, just before 9pm on Monday.
The thief entered through the unlocked front door of the mid-terraced house and stole two sets of keys from a hallway table.
The second burglary was again committed by a sneak-in thief, who discovered an unlocked side door at a bungalow in South Ella Way, Kirk Ella.
The thief entered the property between 2pm and 4pm.
In the kitchen, the thief stole a purse containing a bank card and a small amount of cash from a handbag left on the worktop.
A police spokesman warned residents to guard against sneak-in thieves.
The spokesman said: "Most burglaries are committed by opportunist criminals who happen to see unsecured premises where they can help themselves to the property inside.
"In most cases, the burglary could have been prevented."
Anyone with information should call Humberside Police on the non-emergency number 101.