A woman returned to her home in York only to realise there were strangers inside.
At around 4.10pm on Wednesday (11 September) the woman returned to her home address in Askham Lane, Acomb and heard voices that she didn’t recognise upstairs.
She collected their family dog and ran to her neighbours who contacted the police.
A door lock had been forced and several items of sentimental items were stolen including:
- A men’s Rotary watch with a black leather strap and stainless steel bracket. Analogue with three dials
- A ruby and diamond gold ring
- Three identical gold rings with no distinguishing features
- Three silver rings Serviette style – one with SDK engraving and another with ARK engraving, both engravings on the outside
- A wooden box containing hair grips
- An engagement ring with a sapphire and two diamonds.
The white and red pillowcase with a dog motif is believed to have been used to carry the stolen items from the house.
Two men spotted
A short time later, police saw two white men running from the direction of Askham Lane towards Tennent Road, near to the public park at Bachelor Hill who may be able to assist the investigation.
Officers are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
In particular, they would like to hear from anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously or running in the Askham Lane, Tennent Road or Bachelor Hill areas or who may have CCTV or dash-cam footage taken in the area at the time.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police.
How to help the police
|Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for David Ellison or David Pegg|
|Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website|
on 101, select option 2, and ask for David Ellison or David Pegg.