Crime file with Harrogate police

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Police in the Harrogate district are appealing for information about the following crimes which have been reported in the town in recent days:

l A brick was thrown through a window of a house on Roche Avenue at 10.15pm on the evening of Sunday, October 5.

l A car parked on Albany Avenue had a number of windows smashed at around 5am on the morning of Monday, October 6.

l A metal gate was stolen from the rear of a property on Kings Road between October 7 and 8.

l A small safe and food was taken in a burglary at a house on Eastville Terrace on the morning of Wednesday, October 8.

l A garden shed was broken into on Durham Way in Harrogate on the afternoon of Thursday, October 9. Among the items stolen were a cement mixer, a whacker plate, a generator and a rotovator.

l A rear windscreen was smashed and a handbag stolen from a vehicle parked at Fewston car park on the A59 on the afternoon of October 9.

Police in Harrogate are urging residents to take extra care.

“Be aware that thieves often target beauty spot car parks,” said Sgt Bob Chambers, of the Harrogate Safer Neighbourhood policing teams.

“Do not leave valuables in cars.

“If unavoidable, then ensure they are hidden from view.

“Keep external doors to houses and garages locked at all times.

“Unsecured doors are an invitation to opportunist thieves and sneak in burglars.”

Anyone with information about any of the above crimes is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, selecting option 2, and aski9ng to speak to Harrogate police.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111.