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Vehicle crime in the Moortown area

Alert message sent 24/09/2019 12:29:00

Information sent on behalf of West Yorkshire Police


Afternoon everyone,
Just to make you aware of some reported vehicle crime in the Moortown area over the weekend period. Please see details below. Two males were arrested over the weekend period in the Roundhay area for attempting to break into a garage so unsure if the suspect/s could have been the same for the vehicle crime.

1) Interference to motor vehicle in the Holmwood Crescent area. Occurred at 22.25 on 21/09/2019. Suspect/s approach secure and unattended vehicle and start pulling at car door handles believed in an attempt to gain entry. Owner returns home and suspect/s make off. Reference number *486266.
2) Theft from motor vehicle in the Chelwood Avenue area. Occurred between 20.30 on 23/09/2019 and 07.00 on 24/09/2019. Vehicle is parked locked and secure unknown suspect/s enters vehicle by unknown means (possibly using device to bypass central locking) remove property and make off unseen. Reference number *489851.
3) Theft from motor vehicle in the Woodside Avenue area. Occurred between 00.00 and 08.00 on 23/09/2019. Unknown suspect/s have gained entry to vehicle due to faulty locking system. Suspect/s have removed glasses and backpack from back seat then made off unseen and in unknown direction. Reference number *489247.

If anyone should have any information or CCTV which may assist with our enquiries please contact 101 quoting the relevant crime reference number above or via our webchat service on the West Yorkshire Police website.
There will be increased police patrols in the area whenever possible.

Please before leaving your vehicle for a prolonged period of time check the door handle to make sure the vehicle is locked. Thankyou in advance.
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Adele Fox (Police,Neighbourhood Support Officer ,North East Leeds)

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