Money Taken From Conisbro’ Households

May 1958

South Yorkshire Time, May 10 1958

Money Taken From Conisbro’ Households

West Biding Police are making enquiries concerning a break-in at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sunderland of 113, Windmill Avenue Conisbrough, where a wallet containing £12 10s. is missing.

All cupboards and drawers in the kitchen were ransacked and the pantry was also apparently searched. The wallet was taken from the kitchen. It contained Mrs Ursula Sunderland’s house-keeping money and some money she had drawn to help pay expenses while her husband, Mr. Kenneth Sunderland, a miner at Cadeby Colliery, was off work through a leg injury.

Mrs. Sunderland discovered that the house had been entered when she got up on Saturday morning She found that a window in the kitchen had been broken into to open another window next to it. Several pots left on the kitchen windowsill had been removed and throw behind the dustbin outside. The living room of the house had not apparently been entered.

Police are also making enquiries concerning a sum of money which missing from the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Horrocks, of 41 Denaby Avenue, Conisbrough. On Sunday Mr. William Horrocks (jnr.) a son, went to change a £5 note from his savings which he kept in a bedroom and discovered that the money — about £17 — had gone. The wallet containing two pounds was also missing.

There were no apparent signs of entry into the house and it is thought that the money was taken several days before.

The money was Mr. Horrock’s holiday savings. He is a welder at Doncaster Plant Works.