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Police advice after Norton crimewave
1:01pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
POLICE are offering concerned residents advice on how to make their home safe after hundreds of pounds worth of electronic equipment was stolen from homes in Norton.
Thieves stole a Phillips television, computers, a Nintendo game station and its games from houses on Springfield Garth, Dean Road and Wood Street, Norton, between 9.30pm last Sunday and 3.45am Monday.
The burglars also took model trucks and money boxes from family homes after breaking in.
PC Paul Storey, of Malton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If you have seen any people or vehicles acting suspiciously in the Norton area over the last few days I urge you to come forward and contact the police straight away.
“I also need to speak to anyone who may have been offered the stolen items and ask that they get in touch.”
Malton police are urging homeowners to keep windows and doors locked at all times and to consider installing security lighting if they do not already have it.
PC Storey said: “This will act as a deterrent and disturb potential burglars. Make sure fences around the garden are in good repair and that any gates are locked.
“This is especially important at this time of year. With the nights drawing in, open windows give opportunist burglars an easy target.”
Anyone with information on the thefts should phone Malton police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Paul Storey. Alternatively information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130165093.
For crime prevention advice visit www.northyorkshire.police.uk/crimeprevention
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