Brick thrown through window and money stolen in Harrogate burglaries

Police are asking anyone with any information to come forward.

Police are asking anyone with any information to come forward.

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Money and bank cards have been stolen in two burglaries which took place on the same night and street in Harrogate.

Police are appealing for information about two burglaries on Stonefall Avenue which both took place on the evening of Wednesday November 2.

The first happened between 4pm and 5pm when the suspects entered a house through an unlocked back door and stole bank cards that have since been used.

The second break-in happened just after 11pm when a brick was thrown through the window of EAT at No 3 café, and a small amount of money was taken.

Police have asked for anyone who saw any suspicious people hanging around in the early evening or on the unmade road at the rear of terraced properties on Stonefall Avenue, to pass on information.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Constable Quita Passmore by calling 101 or via email quita.passmore@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference 12160199532 when passing on information.

With the on-set of dark winter nights, officers have also urged residents to ensure that they always lock all their doors, even if they are at home.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "Criminals are opportunist and will take any opportunity to sneak-in through an unlocked door.

"With the onset of dark nights, always leave a light on when you are not at home, invest in a timer if you are out from daylight to darkness, and hide your valuables out of view, away from prying eyes.

"Taking these simple measures could prevent you from being a victim of crime."