Jewellery stolen from Church Avenue home as burglary spate continues

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The recent spate of burglaries in Harrogate is continuing after a home on Church Avenue was broken into yesterday.

The break-in took place during the day on Wednesday, October 7, with items of jewellery stolen during the burglary.

Police had warned yesterday that there had been a recent surge of burglaries across the Harrogate district, with 91 homes broken into since April.

Inspector Penny Taylor from North Yorkshire Police has urged residents to increase their home security but stressed they were doing all they could to catch the criminals.

She said: “We are currently providing high visibility patrols in previously targeted locations and are questioning known offenders. Being a victim of burglary is very upsetting.

“We want householders to review their home security and make it harder for burglars to enter a home. Simple actions can make a significant difference. If you do see anything suspicious please report it.”

Inspector Taylor also warned that homes in Pannal Ash and Bilton, including Church Avenue, have been subjected to repeat attacks.

Anyone with any information about the Church Avenue break-in is asked to phone Harrogate Police on 101, quoting reference number 12150177906.

We would urge residents to review their home security arrangements - please visit www.northyorkshire.police.uk/homesecurity for advice on protecting your property from burglars.