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Appeal following ‘2-in-1’ burglary in Craven

Last modified: 16 July 2020 at 09:12am

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a '2 in 1' burglary that that occurred in Crosshills, near Skipton.

It happened at around 3.15am on Wednesday 15 July when three suspects tried to gain entry through the rear patio doors to a house on Burnroyd Avenue in Crosshills.

After a number unsuccessful attempts, and despite being disturbed by the victims who shouted at the suspects, the suspects broke the glass in the door to gain entry and took both sets of car keys to an Audi and a VW Polo parked outside.

The VW Polo was stolen but recovered a short distance away and an unsuccessful attempt was made to take the Audi due to the vehicle’s immobilizer.

We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, we are appealing for information about any suspicious people or vehicles seen in the area at the time. The suspects are described as three males, under 6ft tall who were wearing masks with their hoods up. One of the males was wearing shorts.

Anyone with information or doorbell camera footage that could assist the investigation should email elizabeth.estensen@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk. You can also call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12200120181.

How to protect your car and home from ‘2 in 1’ burglars

A car key burglary, or 2-in-1 burglary as they are sometimes known, is where a criminal breaks into your home with the specific aim of removing your car keys and stealing your car. Information about how to protect your car and home can be found here: northyorkshire.police.uk/2in1burglary

Contact details:
Elizabeth ESTENSEN - #0795
elizabeth.estensen@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk | 101 - 0795
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