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Four homes burgled in York
A SPATE of burglaries in York has led police to call on residents to look out for their neighbours.
Three of the incidents took place over the weekend, and two of them saw thieves strike at houses which are currently up for sale.
Thieves stole jewellery and a DVD player from a house in Crossway, after forcing open a rear window between Saturday and Monday.
A property in nearby Stephenson Close was broken into through a rear patio door between Friday and Sunday, but nothing was stolen.
On Monday, thieves smashed a window at a house in Sefton Avenue and stole two laptops, a hard drive, and an Acer notebook.
The fourth burglary happened at a house in Farrar Street, near Lawrence Street, overnight on Sunday. Police said the thieves may have entered through an unlocked front door, and stole a wallet and a laptop.
Inspector Jo Brooksbank, of York police, said: “It is important that people are alert and aware of what is going on in their street. As well as keeping an eye on your own home, look out for your neighbours’ properties as well, and contact the police if you see anyone who is acting suspiciously.
“In particular look out for people on cycles or any vehicles which you don’t recognise. Don’t make life easy for thieves, they are opportunistic and if they see an easy target they won’t hesitate.”
More advice on securing your home and property is available at northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk/homesecurity
To report a burglary or suspicious behaviour phone 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111. To report a crime in progress, always phone 999.