Burglar tried to hook keys through cat flap at Knottingley home

A would-be burglar was caught trying to hook house keys through a cat flap using a long stick.

Monday, 11th January 2021, 9:33 am
Updated Monday, 11th January 2021, 9:34 am
Ferrybridge Road, Knottingley.

The homeowner from Ferrybridge Road in Knottingley was woken by a noise at 2.27am on Tuesday, January 5, so went downstairs to investigate and noticed the stick poking through the cat flap.

The would-be thief was trying to hook the keys left on a bench near to the door.

The home owner banged on the door and the male suspect made off.

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The suspect is described as a white male, stocky build, age 20 to 30, 5ft 8" in height, wearing a cream woolly hat, sandy-coloured camouflaged hoody and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Police are advising people to remove keys from view of doors and windows and keep them in drawer or cupboard out of sight.