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Three arrested after police investigation into thefts from cars in Harrogate

Three arrested after police investigation into thefts from cars in Harrogate

Published by Harry Long at 2:43pm 1st May 2020.

Three men have been arrested in connection to thefts from parked cars in Harrogate.

  • Three men have been arrested in connection to thefts from parked cars in Harrogate,  
  • There have been several reports of thefts from unsecured vehicles over the past four months.  
  • One of the men has been charged with fraud and is due in court next month.      

The arrests are part of a major police investigation, after a large number of reports of thefts from unsecured vehicles over the past four months.  

Police say the offences mainly took place overnight.

A 31 year-old man has been charged with fraud in connection with the use of a stolen bank card, and will appear in court in Harrogate in June.  A 22 year-old man has been released on bail and a 29 year-old was released under investigation.

A large amount of suspected property was recovered by officers, including sunglasses, satnavs, watches and jewellery, and dozens of people could be victims.   

Officers are now making enquiries to identify the property and return it to its rightful owners.

Police officers

Sergeant Nicola Colbourne, of Harrogate South Neighbourhood Policing Team, said:

"Having viewed hours of CCTV footage, as part of a lengthy and painstaking investigation, it appears that in many cases the targeted vehicles were left insecure, and no damage was caused to gain access to them.

"For that reason, I'd like to remind residents how important it is to lock your car whenever you leave it unattended. It only takes a few second to do so, and could stop you becoming a victim of crime.

"Similarly, don't leave any valuables in your car overnight, and particularly never on display in the vehicle. Please don't make it easy for criminals.

"That said, residents can be reassured that we have taken these crimes extremely seriously, and our investigation is ongoing. Neighbourhood Policing Teams have already increased patrols in affected areas, and those will continue. Harrogate is a very safe place to live, and we are determined to keep it that way."