TWO North Yorkshire antique shops have been targeted by burglars in the same week.

Police are appealing for witnesses and urging vigilance following the burglaries in Harrogate and Hawes this week.

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The incident in Harrogate happened between 6pm on Tuesday May 10 and 6am the following day, at a shop in West Park.

It is believed the suspect or suspects did not manage to enter the shop.

Then between 1.10am and 1.20am today (Thursday May 12) 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.

Officers are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the two incidents.

A police spokesman said: "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.

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"The suspect in the Hawes burglary is described as around 5ft 6ins to 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, quoting reference number 12220079988.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation at Hawes should email, quoting reference number 12220080576.


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