Police warning after spate of Christmas burglaries and vehicle thefts in north Leeds

Police in north Leeds have issued a warning to residents after a spate of burglaries and vehicle thefts over Christmas.

Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 4:45 pm

Adele Fox, Neighbourhood Support Officer for North East Leeds, issued a series of community alerts to residents detailing the crimes.

Thieves have targeted Roundhay, Meanwood, Wetherby, Harewood and Alwoodley over the last few days, but there is nothing to suggest the crimes are connected.

Jewellery stolen in Alwoodley

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There have been a spate of burglaries and vehicle thefts in north Leeds over Christmas

Expensive jewellery was stolen in a burglary in Alwoodley between 6pm on Christmas Day and 9am on Friday, December 27.

Thieves broke into the back of a house on Wigton Lane, before stealing expensive items from a jewellery box upstairs.

The suspects made off unseen and anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 13190659776.

Arrest after burglary in East Keswick

A suspect has been arrested after two vehicles were stolen in a burglary in East Keswick.

The burglary happened on Mary's Garth at 8.32am on Saturday, December 28.

Keys for a garage and two vehicles parked on the drive were stolen, as well as electric bikes.

The vehicles were later recovered by West Yorkshire Police and a suspect was arrested.

Burglary and vehicle theft in Roundhay

A house on Park Cottages, by Roundhay Park, was burgled between Christmas Eve and Friday, December 27 at 12pm.

The suspect(s) got into the property's garage and made off with items inside.

Anyone who may have information or CCTV footage of this burglary should contact police on 101 quoting reference 13190661412.

A vehicle was also stolen from nearby Lidgett Park Avenue between 10pm on Saturday, December 28 and 10.45am on Sunday, December 29.

The suspects broke into the vehicle without the keys and drove off without being seen.

Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting reference 13190662956.

Theft from vehicle in Meanwood

A vehicle on Woodside Mews was broken into at about midnight on Boxing Day.

The suspect(s) stole items from inside before making off unseen.

Anyone with information or CCTV footage is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 13190660014.

Ladder theft and burglary in Wetherby

Ladders were stolen from the roof of a vehicle on Ceres Road on between 11pm on Saturday, December 28 and 7am on Sunday, December 29.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting 13190663189.

On Friday, December 27 a house in the Spofforth Hill area was burgled while a victim slept inside.

The resident woke up at 9.30am and came downstairs to notice her conservatory door and kitchen door open.

She then discovered her vehicle and keys were missing.

Anyone with information or CCTV footage that could help police should call 1010 quoting reference 13190660075.