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Safety Advice Issued After Whitley Attempted Burglary

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6:47am 22nd January 2014

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information about an attempted burglary that occurred in Whitley near Selby.

Between Friday 17 January and 10.30am on Sunday 19 January 2014, burglars attempted to break into a house on Millfields, Doncaster Road Whitley. The owner of the detached house noticed that the door handle to his back door had been removed in an attempt to gain entry to the property.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have heard or witnessed this offence taking place or seen any suspicious people or vehicles in the area over the weekend to contact them.

Anyone with any information that could assist with this  investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Amanda Butler. You can also email amandabutler@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 12140010032

Police are urging residents to ensure that the windows and doors to your house and garage are secured on an evening before you go to bed. If there is a vehicle in your garage or on your drive, make sure it is locked and the vehicle alarm set. Make sure the Keys to the vehicle are secure with in your home. If in Doubt take them to bed with you.

If your are not sure or worried about your locks and need advice, North Yorkshire Police are working in partnership with the charity Community Action and Support Against Crime (CASAC).

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.

They offer a free, no obligation home security assessment  and can provide you with a wide range of security measures to make your home as secure as possible.

To book a security assessment call 0845 5192122 or visit www.CASAC.org.uk

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