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Thousands of pounds stolen in Pickering

Thousands of pounds stolen in Pickering

3:22pm 16th October 2009

A briefcase, containing thousands of pounds worth of cash, has been stolen from a businessman in Pickering.

In the early hour of Tuesday morning, the victim parked his van on Crofts Avenue and was approached by a man wearing a balaclava who snatched the item from the boot. 

The victim tried to prevent the man escaping, who made away in a maroon coloured saloon car, but injuried his hand when as the vehicle ran over it.  

North Yorkshire police are now investigating and also urging the public not to keep large amounts of cash on them.

Anyone with any information, please contact Malton CID on 0845 60 60 247.  Or, you can pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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