POLICE are investigating after two BMW cars were stolen in a 'car key' burglary in the district at the weekend.

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information following the incident, plus an attempted 'Hanoi burglary' or '2-in-1 burglary' as they are also referred to, the following day.

A spokesman said between midnight and 8am on Saturday, November 9, a house in Turner Court, in Cononley, was broken into and two cars, their car keys and two mobile phones were taken.

The stolen vehicles were a White BMW 1 Series with a private number place and a black BMW X3. The BMW 1 Series was later recovered in Knaresborough.

The second incident occurred overnight between November 9 and 10 when an attempt was made to get into an address in Boundary Avenue, in Sutton-in-Craven.

The lock on the back door had been broken off however the owners of the property had a secondary lock fitted which prevented the offenders from gaining access. Officers are treating the burglary as an attempt to steal the car key to a vehicle parked outside.

Police are appealing for information, in particular, they want to hear from anyone who noticed any suspicious people or vehicles or has any CCTV or dash-cam footage taken in the areas at the time.

Anyone who has any information which could assist the investigation or has seen, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Elizabeth Estensen. You can also email Elizabeth.Estensen@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

The incident numbers to quote are: 12190206699 - Cononley and 12190207288 - Sutton-in-Craven.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.