THIEVES have broken into a van in an attempt to steal it.

It happened in West Square, Scarborough, overnight between 9pm on January 15 and noon on January 16, when a silver Mercedes Sprinter Van was broken into and tampered with in an attempt to steal the vehicle.

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses who may have been in the area at that time or seen anyone acting suspiciously around vehicles in West Square.

Anyone with information should phone North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for Natalie Marshall. You can also email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12200008866.