A CAR was stolen while its owner was de-icing the vehicle in cold weather.
The grey Peugeot 2008 was stolen from outside a property in Levenside, Stokesley, while the engine was left running to remove ice from the windscreen and windows.
The cars were later recovered. The first car, a Kia Ceed, was found abandoned in the Norton area, while the second vehicle, a Volvo, was recovered following a police pursuit in Darlington, which resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old man from the Kirkbymoorside area.
Police are urging vehicle owners to ensure their vehicles are defrosted properly and have good all-round visibility, but to remain vigilant and stay with their vehicle whilst defrosting it, or use a scraper and de-icer.
Inquiries are ongoing to locate the Peugeot stolen from Stokesley. Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.