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Home Burglary Warning for Caravan Owners in East Riding


7:17pm 16th April 2013

Police in the East Riding of Yorkshire are warning householders to be vigilant following a number of reported dwelling burglaries across the area which have occurred after caravans have been removed from driveways by occupants going away.

Officers believe burglars may be keeping note of properties where caravans are usually stored and target the address when they see the caravan has moved.

One such incident took place in Welton Road, Brough at approximately 0400hrs on Sunday 14 April.
Entry was forced to the house some time after the occupant had left the address with their caravan.
However a member of the family was still at home and disturbed the male burglar when he entered an upstairs room and he made off, taking with him a set of house keys with a four leaf clover key ring attached.
Unfortunately it was dark and the occupant was unable to provide a description of the suspect other than he was a man. Log 147 of 14 April refers.

A second burglary was reported to have occurred on Northdene, Main Road in Gilberdyke again when the occupants were away having taken their caravan from the front of the house.
This burglary took place between 1315hrs on Friday 12 April and 0930hrs on Monday 15 April.
Entry was forced to the rear of the address, a search conducted and jewellery and cash stolen. Among the haul was a heavy gold charm bracelet with many charms including one with a folded £1 note inside, 30 x £2 coins, a gold engagement ring with three diamonds, a five diamond eternity ring, a boat shaped nine diamond ring, a gold ring with five garnets, gold cufflinks and lots of gold earrings. Log 139 of 15 April refers.

Police want people to be aware of these offences and the possible link to the absence of a caravan at properties where they are usually visible and urge people to let neighbours know they are going away and ask them to keep an eye on their address.

Anyone with information about these burglaries is asked to contact Humberside Police on the non emergency number referring to the relevant log number or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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