Thieves are targeting homes in York hit by the floods, heaping further misery on those who have already suffered so much.
Police are investigating reports of burglaries at two properties in Huntington Road.
On Monday (December 28) at around 10.45am, a member of the public reported that their neighbour’s house had been broken into overnight by forcing the back door.
That same afternoon, a resident then reported that his shed had been burgled overnight and a number of tools had been taken.
Both incidents are being fully investigated by North Yorkshire Police.
Acting Superintendent Mark Grange said:
It is impossible to comprehend why anyone would want to bring further suffering to those who are already in a very vulnerable situation.
Burglary will not be tolerated and those who commit this type of crime will face the full force of the law.
I want to take this opportunity to remind residents to be vigilant and ensure property is as secure as it possibly can be.”
If anyone witnessed either of the incidents or has any information which could assist the investigation, please contact the police – details below.