Thieves broke into a property in White Horse Yard in the early hours of last Saturday and stole £50 worth of food from a fridge.
A purse was also taken and Whitby police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch by calling 101.
PC Melanie Smith, of Whitby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If you were in the White Horse Yard area around the time of the burglary, please can you to get in touch me as soon as possible.”
Anyone who can assist with this enquiry should contact Whitby police on 101. Select option 2 and ask for Melanie Smith. Alternatively, information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting reference number 12140066021.