Conlon on crime: Thieves break into fruit machines at Yates pub in Huddersfield

THESE four men are wanted for questioning after fruit machines were targeted at a Huddersfield town centre pub.

THESE four men are wanted for questioning after fruit machines were targeted at a Huddersfield town centre pub.

A gang walked into Yates’s on King Street on the evening of May 31.

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While punters enjoyed a drink, they used a tool to break the padlock on a games machine, force it open and steal the cash, before replacing the padlock to make it look as if nothing had happened.

They repeated the trick with two other machines before leaving.

Pub staff did not notice anything was wrong until the following week, when the incident was reported to police.

We want to speak to the men pictured as part of our inquiries. Anyone who recognises them should call police on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

There has been a worrying spate of thefts from cars left unlocked or with their windows open in and around Huddersfield since the start of June.

A sat-nav and a laptop computer were taken from a car on Oaklands Drive in Dalton between June 3 and 4.

A sat-nav was stolen from a vehicle on Green Lea Road in Dalton overnight on June 6.

On the 5th and 6th two vehicles were targeted on Helme Lane in Meltham. Sat-navs were taken from both.

Another was taken through the open window of a car in Helme between June 6 and 8.

It should go without saying, but motorists should always lock the doors and put the windows up when leaving their cars, even if it is just for a minute or two.

Thieves do not need a second invitation to steal your property, even items of relatively little value.

 

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