Burglars throw rock and then ransack shop

The travel shop in Dean Road which was targeted by burglars by throwing a rock through the window...
The travel shop in Dean Road which was targeted by burglars by throwing a rock through the window...
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Police are today appealing for information after burglars ransacked a town centre shop and stole items worth an estimated £1,000.

The incident was during the early hours of the morning and they got into the Dean Road travel shop by throwing a concrete block through a glass pane in the door.

The mess left by the burglars after they broke intro the shop in Dean Road

The mess left by the burglars after they broke intro the shop in Dean Road

Paul Walker, who runs 24 Seven Travel, said he first realised something had happened when he got a call from a friend and he immediately called the police.

He said: “The police did their job. They said that if they are on record they will get them.”

It is understood that officers are studying forensic evidence collected at the scene and are also studying CCTV footage to try and identify the culprits.

He added they had taken two television sets, a cash register, as well as various items of memorabilia. “It’s cost me £1,000.”

The raid took place sometime between 6pm on Saturday, June 16, and 11.15am the following day.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “They smashed the front window and climbed through it to gain entry. They left by the same way they entered.”

He added that the suspects had ransacked the shop and, as well as studying evidence gathered at the scene, officers were carrying out house-to-house enquiries.

Anyone with any information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two, and ask for Gemma Tate – quoting crime number 12120097396.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.