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Figurines stolen from Bishopthorpe home


5:08pm 11th March 2011

A set a distinctive figurines have been stolen from a pensioner's home in Bishopthorpe.

It's believed a window was forced open at a property on Acaster Lane, while the 82 year old victim was out.

The intruder made off with 7 Royal Doulton figures, cash and other items.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his mid-20s, around 5ft 7in tall, with a slim build and curly, messy hair.

He was wearing a knitted cream and navy blue jumper with a large checked pattern, and dark grey or black jeans.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the suspect in the area or has any other information that could help the investigation to come forward.

PC Anna Daniels, of York South and Rural West Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:

"This was obviously an upsetting incident for the elderly victim who had some very sentimental items stolen.

"One of the figurines which was boxed, is called a Jennifer figure and is quite distinctive in its bright pink colour.

"Another figure is Bo Peep and the others are either blue or brown in colour.

"I am appealing to anyone who may have been offered these items for sale, or saw anyone matching the description of the suspect in the area at the time of the offence to contact the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible."

Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is urged to contact PC Anna Daniels, of York South and Rural West Safer Neighbourhood Team, on 0845 60 60 24 7, quoting reference number 12110038018.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

PICTURED: One of the figurines taken.


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