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Three men arrested after technology shop theft in Harrogate

Three men have been arrested after stealing a £1,800 laptop from a technology shop in Harrogate just 45 minutes after the initial report.

Three men have been arrested after stealing a £1,800 laptop from a technology shop in Harrogate.

The incident occurred at the Istore on James Street in Harrogate just after 4pm yesterday (Wednesday). Two men successfully removed an Apple MacBook pro - worth £1,899 - and left the store without paying. The suspects left in a vehicle but police were able to track the car to the outskirts of York using CCTV and arrest all three involved - just 45 minutes after the initial report. A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said:
“This is a great result, the speedy work of our officers on the ground has resulted in us returning this high-value item back to the shop. “As we enter the Christmas period, we often see an increase in retail theft. I would urge all shop owners and members of the public who are out shopping to be vigilant and to alert police to any suspicious activity.”
[caption id="attachment_20416" align="aligncenter" width="1057"] The seized Apple MacBook pro.[/caption] Three men were arrested on suspicion of theft and electrical items that were believed to be stolen were recovered. The vehicle was also recovered, further investigations found that the driver also had no insurance. Two men, one aged eighteen and other aged twenty were charged with theft, the driver was also charged for driving without insurance. The third man was released with no charge. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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