Washing line prop used to burgle home

A burglar used a washing line prop that he poked through an open window to unlock a patio door.

Monday, 20th July 2020, 4:30 pm
Updated Monday, 20th July 2020, 4:34 pm
The break-in has led police to issues a warning.

Police say the thief was able to turn a key that had been left in the patio door using the long prop.

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It happened at a Castleford home in the early hours of Friday morning, July 17.

A number of valuable items were stolen but a male has since been arrested while enquiries are ongoing.

It has led police to issue further warnings about leaving windows open and leaving keys in locked doors.