Police urge vigilance following Pannal car theft

Police have urged the public to remain vigilant following the theft
Police have urged the public to remain vigilant following the theft

Police have launched an appeal following the theft of a Mercedes-Benz in Pannal.

Burglars broke into the Crimple Meadows house at 11.30pm on Sunday night and stole car keys before driving away in the C-Class car.

The car was found by police shortly after in the Walton Park area.

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for anyone who saw any suspicious activity, people or vehicles in these areas between 11pm and 2.20am to contact them.

Anyone who can assist the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Harrogate CID.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Quote reference number 12130195648.

Police have issued the following guidelines in a bid to ensure residents remain vigilant:

Hide your keys away at night where thieves cannot see them or easily find them.

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.

Lock doors, windows garages, sheds and gates – even when you are at home.

Don’t leave garden implements or tools outside as thieves can use these to gain entry to your property.

Leave a light and radio on when you go out at night.