Spate of crimes in the Pocklington area

pete rogers
pete rogers

SIX vehicles were broken into, a house burgled and £4,000 in cash stolen from a warehouse office during a series of overnight crimes in the Pocklington area.

The offences were committed after dark last Thursday and into the early hours of Friday 13 January.

An office within a warehouse at a farm at South Newbald was burgled by two men who searched through various drawers before making off with £4,000 in notes from a material money bag.

It happened at 4.30pm last Thursday and both men are described as white, with one wearing a red top over a grey hoodie with black jeans and trainers.

The second man was stocky and wearing a grey hoodie, jeans and black baseball cap.

A grey or silver Volkswagen Golf was spotted near the warehouse entrance and its driver is described as a white woman in her early twenties with long brown hair.

The letters VRM formed part of the car registration number.

In separate incidents later the same night, five vans in Market Weighton and one in Barmby Moor were broken into.

The break-ins took place on Northgate Vale, Sancton Road, Wold Avenue, York Road and Princess Road and a variety of items were stolen from the vehicles including a sat nav system and power tools.

Sergeant Pete Rogers of Pocklington’s neighbourhood policing team said: “These would appear very similar offences to those committed in December 2012 in Pocklington and Wilberfoss where vans with tools inside were specifically targeted

“Patrols are checking the area and enquiries are ongoing but we’re asking everyone not to leave tools of this nature in their vehicles overnight and to report any suspicious incidents to Humberside Police.”

Anyone who may know the whereabouts of any of the stolen property is also asked to contact police.

A further vehicle crime occurred in North Cave overnight last Thursday when a silver PPM crane parked on Newport Road had red diesel siphoned from its fuel tank and police are also asking householders to remain vigilant after a house in Seaton Ross was broken into between 8am and 7.15pm on Friday 13 January.

l Anyone with information about any of these crimes should call Humberside Police on 101.