Between 11pm on 16 October and 6.20am on 17th October, in Hutton Gate, Harrogate a white BMW X1 was stolen after the offender took the keys from the Hall table by unknown means, entered the property and took personal items including a handbag before stealing the householder’s car.
During the same evening between 9pm and 5.40am, offenders broke into a property in Rhodes Drive through the back door and took personal items including a handbag, a computer and the keys to an Audi S3 parked outside, which they also stole.
This type of offence is known as a two-in-one burglary and luxury cars are often the target of this type of crime. Police are advising homeowners to always hide their keys out of sight, and away from windows, doors and cat flaps.
Please check that your security is adequate and make sure you fit strong locks to your doors. You can take out home security survey and obtain useful advice by visiting the force website www.northyorkshire.police.uk/crimeprevention
Officers have been carrying out house-to-house enquiries in the local area and are appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious overnight or has any information about the thefts to contact them.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Harrogate CID by calling 101. Alternatively, you can pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.