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Jewellery, Cheque Book and Pink Sports Bag Stolen in Brayton Burglary

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12:31pm 17th January 2014

Police in Selby are appealing for witnesses and information following a burglary in Doncaster Road, Brayton.

The burglars broke into a detached bungalow through a rear window between 2:30pm and 5.40pm on Wednesday 15 January 2014.

The suspects went through every room in the property, leaving items discarded all over the floor. They took a number of items of jewellery, a cheque book and a pink Adidas sports bag.

Police are appealing for any information with could help their investigation, including anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity or people in the area. In particular, they would like to hear from anyone who saw a person walking along Doncasater Road with a pink sports bag on the day in question.

They would also like to hear from anyone who may have found a discarded cheque book or the pink bag.

PC Dave White said: “We would like to hear from anyone who has information about this crime, but also want to encourage anyone who sees suspicious activity in their neighbourhood to contact us.

“Even if you think it’s trivial, please do not hesitate to call us, a call with good intent is a good call and may protect you and your neighbours property and help the police to arrest those responsible for committing crime.”

Anyone with any information that could assist with this  investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for. Scott Gatman.  You can also email scott gatman@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, information can be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12140007916

Officers are holding a crime prevention day next Friday 24 January 2014 between 10am and 2pm at the Cunliffe Centre , Petre Avenue Selby. But have also issued this advice for Minster FM listeners:

  • Ensure your home is never left in total darkness during the evening by using a light timer switch. A home left in darkness is an obvious sign that no-one is in.  A timer fitted to a radio will add. This will make your home appear less of a target for burglars who are on the lookout for empty houses.
  • Ensure your doors are locked and windows secured and do not leave high value items like computers, ipads, mobile phones and desirable Christmas presents where everyone can see them through windows and doors.
  • When in a car, keep valuables including shopping, handbags, sat-navs, mobile phones etc, locked away in the boot and out of view of potential thieves.
  • Ensure your car keys are hidden from view in a safe place and not obvious to any trespasser in your property who could then steal your vehicle.


Officers are also encouraging residents to have a free security assessment by the crime reduction charity Community Action and Support Against Crime (CASAC).



Residents of North Yorkshire and the City of York can request a free, no obligation security assessment of their home from the charity.



CASAC is a non-profit social enterprise that works with community safety partnerships and is dedicated to reducing crime. Over 75,000 properties have been made secure by CASAC with less than 0.01% of these properties being victims of repeat burglary, where access has been gained through security products fitted by CASAC.



To book an assessment call 0845 519 2122 or visit www.casac.org.uk


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