Police are currently at the scene of an aggravated burglary on Fulwith Mill Lane in Harrogate (12 May 2014).
Aggravated burglary means that a burglar took with them a weapon that could have been used to inflict injury.
The road remains cordoned off as investigations continue.
Further information is likely to be released later today by the North Yorkshire Police.
Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101. If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.