Todwick residents are urged to be on their guard after burglars targeted three properties yesterday (Monday 14th October).
Two of the break-ins happened during the day and one overnight.
Yesterday and in the early hours of Tuesday morning, six homes, four commercial premises and two garages were burgled across Rotherham.
Various means were used to gain entry to the properties. In one case a rear door was forced, while in another the barrel of a door lock was broken.
Offenders also attacked one door with a hammer, smashed a rear window and levered a kitchen window open.
In one of the burglaries entry was gained through an insecure window.
DCI Dave Stopford, burglary lead for South Yorkshire Police, said: “Police would like to remind residents to ensure that their doors and windows are secure.”
“Check that windows are closed and locked, and that doors are securely locked, before leaving the house and before going to bed.”
“A burglar can easily crawl through an open window, and can be in and out of your home in seconds if a door is left unlocked. Please help to stop these criminals in their tracks.”
He added that the quality of locks should be checked as some, especially those on uPVC doors, can be snapped by criminals.
A 32-year-old man from Rotherham has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and is currently being questioned.
Anyone with any information on the burglaries should contact South Yorkshire Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.