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Police see number of '2 in 1' burglaries in south of Harrogate

North Yorkshire Police have reported a number of ‘2 in 1’ burglaries in North Yorkshire over the last few weeks.

Police see number of '2 in 1' burglaries in south of Harrogate North Yorkshire Police have reported a number of ‘2 in 1’ burglaries in North Yorkshire over the last few weeks. Officers have seen cases in the south of Harrogate, Selby, the rural outskirts of York and Craven areas. A 2-in-1 burglary is where a burglar breaks into your home with the specific purpose of getting hold of your car keys to steal your car. Twenty-four of these crimes have been reported since the beginning of March with six suspects arrested. To date, police have recovered nine of the vehicles and its Neighbourhood, Response and CID teams continue to investigate to identify those responsible and bring them to justice. A police spokesperson said:

“Thankfully, burglaries of this nature are relatively uncommon in our county but there are things you can do to stop your home from being targeted. “The more difficult you make it for a burglar the less likely they are to bother.”
Police have given a number of ways residents can prevent 2 in 1 burglaries, including security lighting, CCTV and locking devices. Find the full list here. The police spokesperson added:
“Look out for your neighbours and report anything suspicious in your area either via our website or by calling 101. “You can also provide information anonymously to Crimestoppers on their website or by calling 0800 555 111. “If you see a crime in action, always call 999.”
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