Crime File with Harrogate police

Police are appealing for information
Police are appealing for information

Police in Harrogate are appealing for witnesses or information about the following crimes which have been reported in the town in the past week.

- A striped Giant Sierra road bike was stolen from the rear of a property on Dragon Avenue overnight between June 17 and 18.

- Between June 18 and 19, a stone lion was taken from the garden of a Norwich Drive property.

- A chainsaw and drill were stolen from a shed on Harlow Park Drive at approximately 10.40am on June 18.

- Police also want information after damage was done to a parked car on Trafalgar Road between June 18 and 19.

- Burglars took a handbag in a nighttime raid on a property on St Clements Road on June 21.

- On Thursday, a metal grille was stolen from outside premises on Prospect Road between 9am and 5pm.

- An iPad was stolen from the front garden of a Wharfedale Avenue house on Monday between 6.15pm and 6.20pm.

- A number of elderly people have been targeted by fraudsters in Harrogate this week. In each case, victims are contacted by phone, and coerced into handing over bank cards.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson warned: “Never disclose bank account details, PIN numbers or hand over bank cards to anyone who purports to be from a bank, either over the phone or in person, other than at a branch of the bank itself.”

Anyone with information about any of these crimes is urged to contact police on 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.