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Woman Disturbs Masked Burglar in York Burglary

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3:14pm 9th October 2014

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was disturbed while breaking into a house in York.

The man, who was wearing a balaclava, forced entry to a property on Hinton Avenue in Foxwood in the early hours of Wednesday 8 October 2014, before leaving empty handed after being discovered by the occupant.

She was not injured in the incident.

Officers are appealing to anyone with saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident to contact them with information.

The man is described as white, around 5ft 9in tall, with a medium build. He was dressed all in black and was wearing a balaclava and a head torch.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Detective Constable Matt Wilkinson or York CID.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to matthew.wilkinson@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12140173271 when passing information about this incident.

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