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Police appeal for information and offer security advice following burglary

February 15, 2013, 4:23 pm

Detectives in Northallerton are appealing for information following a burglary near the town.

It occurred between 12.30pm and 2.30pm on Thursday 14 February 2013, from a house in Great Smeaton.

The burglars broke a window to get into the premises before stealing an antique clock, jewellery including a silver pendant, a gold  wedding ring, a silver ring and computer equipment.

Detective Sergeant Angie Went, of Northallerton CID, said: “This burglary occurred at a property on a busy road in the village. If you were in the area at the time and may have seen any suspicious activity, I am asking you to come forward and contact the police or Crimestoppers straight away.

“I also need to speak to anyone who may have been offered any of the stolen items for sale and ask them to get in touch.”

DS Went added: “Homeowners can help to prevent themselves becoming victims of crime by taking some basic home security steps. For more crime prevention advice please visit the North Yorkshire Police website, where you can also take a self assessment of your homes security.”

North Yorkshire Police is offering residents the following crime prevention advice:

·         Make sure that both windows and doors are secured with strong locks

·         Keep keys out of sight

·         Dont leave spare keys in a convenient place outside

·         Keep tools and ladders locked in sheds to stop burglars using them to break into you home

·         Review your boundary security, if you have gates keep them locked

If you would like further crime prevention advice please visit www.northyorkshire.police.uk/crimeprevention or to take the survey of your propertys security go to www.northyorkshire.police.uk/homesecurity.

Anyone who can help to identify the burglary suspects is asked to contact Northallerton CID on 101, select option and ask for Angie Went. Alternatively information can be emailed to angela.went@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130025140.

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