Police warning after Glaisdale break-in

Several items of value worth over £8000 were taken from a house in Glaisdale in what police have branded a two in one burglary.

As well as a laptop and other computer equipment such as and Ipad and a Sony Viao, a silver picture frame, necklaces and a gold Rolex watch worth £6000 were found to be missing from the property in Carr Lane.

It happened between 9am and 3pm on Tuesday and the keys to a 51 plate light blue Range Rover were also taken along with the car.

Police say the keys to an Audi are also missing but the car wasn’t stolen.

It is thought the theives attempted to use a spade to break into the property but when that failed they used a heavy garden ornament to smash through the patio doors.

Earlier this week similar incidents took place in Great Broughton and Stokesley.

Detective Inspector Andrea Kell of Northallerton CID said: “Detectives are investigating this recent spate of incidents and have carried out numerous enquiries in the area, including door-to-door and cctv enquiries.

“We area appealing to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the areas of the three burglaries to contact us. Or anyone who knows anything about the burglaries, including any sightings of the three stolen vehicles, please contact the police.

“Even if you have not witnessed the actual crime, but have seen unknown vehicles or suspicious behavior in your area, we urge you to get in touch. Even the smallest piece of information could help our investigation.

“In the meantime, we ask all residents to be vigilant and take basic crime prevention measures. Thieves are often opportunist, the more obstacles you put in their way, the less likely they are to strike.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 0845 60 60 247. Or you can give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.