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Spate of burglaries in York and Selby
3:47pm Tuesday 9th October 2012 in News
THERE have been three burglaries in York in the past two days, police say.
Between 10pm and 11pm on Sunday, burglars stole a handbag containing a purse, cash and bankcards from a ground floor bedroom of a student house on Lamel Street, off Hull Road, while the while the resident were in the kitchen. Burglars had entered through an unlocked front door.
An expensive blue and silver GT Aggressor mountain bike was stolen from a garage in Trinity Meadows, Stockton on the Forest, between 11pm on Sunday and 11.40am on Monday. The garage door is believed to have been left insecure.
The third burglary happened in McHugh Court, Heslington, between Sunday and Monday. A digital camera and a laptop were stolen. Officers believe the items may have been stolen after an offender got in through an insecure door or window.
Meanwhile in Selby, police are investigating a suspected distraction burglary and an attempted burglary at the homes of two elderly men.
The first occurred on Sandringham Road at Byram between 10.30am and 11.15am on Sunday when two women broke into the home of an 83-year-old man and stole food from his fridge and possibly other items. Both suspects are in their teens to early 20s with medium builds.
In the second incident, on Moss Green Lane, Brayton, at about 1.30am on Monday, a 73-year-old man disturbed three men trying to force open a rear ground floor window at his home.
One of the suspects is aged about 16, with mousey brown hair, slim build, about 5ft 4in tall and was wearing a grey hoody.
Anyone with information about any of the burglaries is asked to phone police on 101.