HOUSEHOLDERS are being urged to be on their guard following a spate of day-time burglaries.

Four incidents occurred in Harrogate on Friday - resulting in the loss of thousands of pounds worth of vehicles, cash and personal possessions.

The raiders struck at houses on Birstwith Road, Derwent Road, Coppice Avenue and Forest Lane and their haul included jewellery motorbikes, cash and designer clothing

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Detective Constable Quita Passmore said: “We are examining if the cases are linked and are trying to trace a black Audi estate car with tinted windows that was seen in the area during Friday.

“However, this information is still being established as part of the ongoing investigations into the four burglaries.

“We are appealing for witnesses to come forward or anyone who recalls any suspicious activity in the Harrogate area last Friday. If you can help, please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Contact police on 101, select option two and ask for the Investigation Hub Harrogate or Quita Passmore. Or email quita.passmore@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively, pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.