Police are appealing for witnesses and urging vigilance following two burglaries of antique shops in Harrogate and Hawes.
The incident in Harrogate happened between 6pm on Tuesday 10 May and 6am the following day, at a shop in West Park. It is believed the suspect or suspects did not manage to gain entry.
Then between 1.10am and 1.20am on Thursday 12 May 2022, a man broke in to a shop on Main Street, Hawes, and stole items from inside.
As a precuation, shops and businesses - particularly those dealing in antiques - are urged to be vigilant, and check their security measures. You can contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team for bespoke crime prevention advice.
Officers are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the two incidents.
In particular, we are appealing for residents and businesses to check any CCTV systems or doorbell cameras that may have captured footage of suspects or any vehicles driving away from the areas.
The suspect in the Hawes burglary is described as around 5ft 6ins - 5ft 7ins in height, skinny build and wearing black clothing and a lower face covering.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation at Harrogate should email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting reference number 12220079988.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation at Hawes should email email@example.com, quoting reference number 12220080576.
Alternatively, call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and speak to the Force Control Room, giving the above reference numbers. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.