Spate of thefts and attempted thefts in Selby

Selby police are appealing for witnesses and information about a series of thefts and attempted thefts from three vehicles in the district.

Overnight on 22 January to 23 January 2014 thieves broke into the vehicles in Pasture Close and Copperfield Close, Sherburn in Elmet and Sand Lane, South Milford.

The suspects approached three vehicles which were parked on the owners’ drive and broke into them removing various items from two of them which were found discarded in the street. They took a CD multi-changer from the third vehicle. It appears that all the vehicles targeted have been left insecure.

PC Steven Shaw of Selby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We are appealing for anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity overnight to contact us. Have you seen anyone checking vehicle doors or seen any unknown people loitering in the street? If you have any information, please contact the police, no matter how insignificant you think your information is.

“We are also urging motorists across the district to be on their guard and always lock their cars at night and remove all items, especially valuables. If you have a garage, always use it.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Steven Shaw. You can also email

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 12140011475,