Car stolen from driveway

A CAR was stolen from a Bridlington driveway and later found abandoned at Danes Dyke.

It was taken from the drive of a Marton View property in the early hours the morning of July 26 after a thief managed to hook something through the letterbox to steal a set of keys for the house and car that were left on a shelf in the hallway.

They then used the keys to steal the black and grey MG Rover ZT car from the drive sometime between midnight and 4.20am in the morning.

The car was later discovered abandoned in Danes Dyke, Bridlington.

The burglary has lead Humberside Police to issue a warning to residents to be extra careful about where they leave their car and house keys overnight.

Sergeant Alison Sweeting from Beverley CID said: “We are appealing for residents to be mindful never to leave keys in view, or within easy access when they are at home.

“Thieves have previously targeted hallway tables and coat pockets in efforts to steal car keys, as in this incident where they used an object to obtain the keys through the letterbox.

“My advice is to always keep keys hidden away and out of view, and always to ensure you lock your windows and doors whether you are at home or not.”

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area, or the MG Rover ZT being driven in the early hours of Tuesday July 26 to come forward by contacting Humberside Police on 0845 60 60 222 quoting crime reference 1851349, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.