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Police issue warning after spate of crime
10:12am Thursday 17th January 2013 in News
Police are investigating a mini crimewave in South Craven.
At least eight incidents were reported overnight on Friday, January 4.
The list included eight vehicle break-ins and a shed burglary.
The offenders targeted cars in Cross Hills, Farnhill and Bradley and their haul included a silver star-shaped diamond pendant on a silver chain, matching earrings and a diamond and gold ring, engraved with the initials AS.
Also taken was a Garmin sat nav.
A police spokesman said: “These incidents all have two things common – they all occurred on private driveways and all were insecure. The public of Craven are urged to ensure any unattended property is left secure thereby making it harder for the thieves.”
In Bradley, two men, thought to be in their late teens, were disturbed tampering with the boot of a Vauxhall Astra. One is described as tall and slim with tied-back hair, possibly wearing a hoody, and the second was shorter with short hair and was also wearing a hoody.
Police are also investigating a burglary at a detached unlocked garage in the private grounds of a house in Garden Place, Sutton, on the same night.
The thieves stole a black gent’s Rock Lobster Team TIG SL hardtrail mountain bike. It had black XC707 disc rims, a Rockshox Reba SL front suspension fork, front and rear mudguards, black saddlebag and SPD pedals.
In a separate incident overnight last Wednesday, thieves targeted an unlocked car on the driveway of a house in Priestbank Road, Kildwick, and stole a Dyson hand- held vacuum cleaner.
Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 or the confidential Crimestoppers line on 0800 555111.