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Selby Police Offer Security Advice After Garage Break-Ins


7:58am 9th August 2013

Selby police are inviting local residents to get free security advice during a day of action in Thorpe Willoughby and Hambleton this Friday.

Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team will be on hand with the mobile police office in both villages. They will be moving around but will be based at Field Lane Stores in Thorpe Willoughby between 1pm and 5pm and at the village hall in Hambleton between 7pm and 8pm.

The crime prevention day comes after officers were called to a break-in at a house in Norman Close, Thorpe Willoughby at around 2.50am on Tuesday 6 August when a resident disturbed intruders in their property.

Police officers carried out a search of the local area and discovered 11 garages had been broken into in Foxdale Avenue, Brambles and Stuart Grove.

Police Community Support Officer Marcus Darley, said: “We encourage everyone in the area to come along, meet the team and get some valuable crime prevention advice for sheds, garages and houses. We will be proactively targeting particular properties, but we encourage everyone to approach us and find out how we can help them.

“You can also request a free security survey from the crime prevention charity CASAC (Community Action and Support Against Crime). The charity has secured over 70,000  properties and can provide the most up to date advice and equipment.”

Anyone who saw any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area overnight on 5 to 6 August or has any other information, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Selby police.

Or you can pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.

Please quote reference 12130133369 when passing on information about this incident.


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