Busy weekend of incidents for police

The Mini Moto that was stolen
The Mini Moto that was stolen

POLICE were kept busy over the weekend as they responded to a number of incidents in Scarborough.

The force has now issued appeals for anyone with information on various crimes to come forward, as they seek to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Between 11pm on Thursday and 11pm on Friday, a child’s lime green mini-moto was stolen from a back garden in Oxcliff.

The mini-moto, which had been chained up, had a Ben 10 cartoon motif printed on the rear.

Anyone with information that could help locate the mini-moto or the offenders is urged to contact PC 1779 Tom Wilkinson quoting reference number 12110020569.

Between 9pm on Friday and 9am on Saturday, both wing mirrors of a grey Mazda were damaged.

The rear windscreen wiper of the vehicle, which was parked in Green Lane, was also ripped from the car and was later discovered in a nearby garden.

Anyone with information can contact police quoting reference number 12110019676.

Between 7pm on Friday and 10am on Saturday, a silver Toyota Corolla was broken into in Garfield Road.

A pair of Oakley sunglasses worth £90 were taken.

Once again both wing mirrors had been damaged and the rear windscreen wiper was torn off and was thrown into a nearby garden.

It is not currently known how the assailants gained entry to the vehicle or from what direction they approached it.

Anyone with information should quote 12110019749.

On either Saturday or Sunday £100 worth of lead was then stolen from the roof of an address in Trafalgar Street.

An unknown offender approached the house and gained access to the roof via next door’s garden and removed 7ft of lead. He or she proceeded to make off unseen, in an unknown direction.

The lead had a value of around £100.

Anyone with information about the theft of the lead is asked to contact police quoting reference number 12110020313.

The incidents follow a police appeal last week, which was made after an elderly woman had her handbag stolen from the reception of the Grand Hotel in St Nicholas Cliff on Thursday.

It is believed the brown handbag was removed from a sofa while the victim was sat with her husband in the hotel foyer.

PC 1779 Tom Wilkinson has also been investigating this theft, and he can be reached at the police station by quoting reference number 12110018677.

Scarborough police can be contacted by phone on 0845 6060247.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Last week, a new police crime map was published by the Home Office, giving a street by street breakdown of incidents over December.

The figures showed that St Nicholas Street in the town centre had the highest levels of disorder, with 61 crimes and reports of anti-social behaviour in total.

Outside of the town centre, Eastfield had 91 separate incidents over the month.