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Great Ayton hit by spate of thefts
3:23pm Thursday 3rd January 2013 in News
A TOWN has been hit by a spate of thefts and attempted burglaries in the run-up to the new year.
Between Sunday, December 30 and Monday, December 31 at least eight properties in Roseberry Road, Newton Road, Rosehill and Addison Road areas of the town were targeted by thieves.
At several of the addresses they were disturbed before they managed to steal anything.
Amongst the things taken was a small amount of money and petrol from a vehicle and a spade, which is believed to have been used to disable security lighting at a number of properties.
PC Quita Passmore, of Northallerton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “One of the victims saw a man acting suspiciously in the area in the early hours on Monday, December 31.
“However, they were not able to get an accurate description of him. If you saw anyone acting in an unusual way at around the same time I ask you to contact the police or Crimestoppers straight away.
“I also need to speak to anyone who may have had an attempted burglary at their property, and has not yet reported it, and ask that they get in touch.”
Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is asked to contact Northallerton police on 101, press option 2 and ask for Quita Passmore. Alternatively information can be emailed to; email@example.com or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111 quoting reference number 12120219697.