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Jewellery and laptop stolen in burglary

Selby police are appealing for witnesses and information following a burglary on Vanbrugh Road, Eggborough.

Between 5pm and 7.45pm on Sunday 19 January 2014, the owner of the semi-detached bungalow returned home after being away a few hours to find that their home had been entered through an insecure ground floor bathroom window.

An untidy search of the bedrooms had been made and an amount of jewellery and a laptop had been stolen.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have heard or witnessed this offence taking place or saw any suspicious people or vehicles in the area over the weekend to contact them.

Anyone with any information that could assist with the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Alison Marshall. You can also email [email protected]

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, information can be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12140010152 when passing on information.

Police are urging residents to ensure that the windows and doors to their homes and garages are secured before they go out or go to bed. If there is a vehicle in your garage or on your drive, make sure it is locked and the vehicle alarm set. Make sure the keys to the vehicle are secure within your home and cannot easily be found. If in doubt take them to bed with you.

If your are not sure or worried about your locks and need advice, North Yorkshire Police are working in partnership with the charity Community Action and Support Against Crime (CASAC).

CASAC is a non-profit social enterprise that works with community safety partnerships and is dedicated to reducing crime. Over 75,000 properties have been made secure by CASAC with less than 0.01% of these properties being victims of repeat burglary, where access has been gained through security products fitted by CASAC.

They offer a free, no obligation home security assessment and can provide you with a wide range of security measures to make your home as secure as possible.

To book a security assessment call 0845 5192122 or visit www.CASAC.org.uk

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