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Be on your guard after a spate of burglaries in York


12:00am 12th June 2012

Police are urging residents to be on their guard following a spate of burglaries in the York area.

York police arrested two men in the early hours of this morning (Monday 11 June 2012) following a burglary in York Road, Haxby.

Police received a call just after midnight after the householders discovered the break-in. Officers were dispatched to the scene and arrested two suspects nearby.

The arrested men are currently in police custody, one is aged 23 and from Easingwold and the other is a 26-year-old man from York.

The burglary was one of five reported in the north of York overnight, although it is not yet known if all the incidents are linked.

In other incidents, the communal area of a block of flats was broken into on Southolme Drive and two freezers were taken.

A house on Earswick Chase was broken into between 6 and 10 June and a high value racing cycle was taken.

A 2-in-1 burglary was reported after offenders broke into a house in Appleby Glade, Haxby and took the keys to two vehicles parked outside. A Toyota Avensis was stolen and a van was entered and the sat-nav was taken. Electrical items were also stolen from inside the house.

At another property on Chelkar Way, burglars have entered a home while the owner was away and stolen items of jewellery.

Police have reiterated their crime prevention advice and are advising people to be vigilant.

Use the following check list to for basic security measures.

  • Hide your keys away at night where thieves cannot see them or easily find them
  • If you’re out in the garden, make sure you lock your door if it is out of view
  • Lock doors, windows garages, sheds and gates – even when you are at home
  • Don’t tempt thieves by leaving valuables on view through windows, letterboxes or cat-flaps.
  • Always lock your car and remove valuables
  • Keep your car in the garage if you have one. If thieves can’t see your car – they can’t steal it.
  • Fit a car alarm or tracking device if finances allow and remember to use them
  • Don't leave garden implements or tools outside as thieves can use these to gain entry to your property

You can obtain more in-depth crime prevention advice from the force website click here

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