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Elderly couple left shaken after aggravated burglary in Harrogate

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Detectives are investigating following an aggravated burglary in Harrogate.

At sometime between 6.15pm and 7pm on Tuesday 20 January 2015, three men broke into a house on South Park Road, before tying up the elderly occupants of the property and stealing around £200 in cash and some jewellery.

Two of the men were wearing masks and hoods covering their faces. The third man was not seen by the victims.

Once the men had left the property, the victims managed to untie themselves and contacted their daughter who called the police.

The victims suffered minor injuries to their hands and wrists in the incident.

Officers are appealing to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the South Park Road area of Harrogate on Tuesday evening to get in touch.

Detective Inspector Bill Burns, of Harrogate police, said: “Fortunately, the victims in this incident were not seriously hurt, however they have been left shaken by the experience.

“Investigations are underway to try and identify the people responsible, and I am urging the public to get in touch if they have any information which can help our enquiries.

“If you saw any suspicious people or vehicles in the South Park Road area of Harrogate on Tuesday evening I urge you to get in touch.

“I would like to remind residents that this kind of incident is unusual in North Yorkshire but to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police.”

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 -select option 2 – and ask for Harrogate CID

If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12150011129 when passing information about this incident.

Last modified: May 9, 2018