MORE than £10,000 worth of antiques have been stolen in three separate burglaries.
Police believe the burglaries, which took place in Hovingham and Marishes, in Ryedale, and Aislaby, near Whitby, are linked.
On Tuesday July 26 an early 19th century Regency burr-elm drum table was stolen from a private residence in Hovingham, along with other including a table, a Jaeger-LeCoultre clock in glass and gilt brass and a Bouillotte lamp.
The offenders entered the rear of the property at some point between 8:30am and 11:35am through French doors.
Later that day, a collection of Border Fine Arts ornaments were taken when a farmhouse near Marishes was burgled between 11.45am and 2.30pm.
Then, on Wednesday July 27, an isolated cottage in Aislaby was targeted by offenders, who made off with a number of distinctive pieces of silver cutlery and a silver commemorative York Minster goblet – which depicts workmen restoring the building in 1972.
Det Con Adam Normanton, of Scarborough CID, said: “I believe that the three offences have been committed by the same offenders.
“I am urging people to look out for the stolen items if they are attending car boot sales or auction rooms.
“I would also like to appeal to auctioneers and shop owners who may be offered the items for sale to contact the police or Crimestoppers.”
Contact DC Normanton on 0845 6060247, quoting reference number 12110124286. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111.