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York Police Investigate Three Burglaries in Tang Hall

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5:14pm 31st March 2014

York detectives have issued an appeal following three house burglaries on Saturday 29 March 2014.

All three crimes occurred in the Tang Hall area with two during daylight hours and the third during late afternoon or early evening.

In the first one, which happened between 7am and 7.40am, the offenders tried to enter a property on Melrosegate, but thankfully they failed to gain entry and nothing was taken.

In the second burglary, a man with grey hair was disturbed after trying to break into a house on Hull Road via the back door. Again nothing was taken and the suspect fled the scene empty handed.

In the third incident, a house on Millfield Lane was broken into between 4pm and 8pm when burglars entered the property through an open window.

A number of electrical items were stolen including laptops, an iPad, a digital camera, electrical accessories and a pedal cycle.

Officers want to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity or people in the areas where the offences took place.

At this stage it is not known if the burglaries are linked.

Detective Constable Graeme Bevington of York CID, said: “Unfortunately, the offenders managed to enter one of the houses through an open window while the occupants were out.

“Opportunist thieves are on the lookout for easy ways to access a property, and will take an opportunity if they see it.

“Residents are urged to take simple crime prevention measures and make life harder for thieves by ensuring their home is secure before leaving the house.”

If you have any information which can assist the investigation, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Detective Constable Graeme Bevington at York CID. Or you can email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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