BURGLARS broke into a house in Cross Hills and stole the keys to two cars despite being disturbed by the home owner.

North Yorkshire Police say the ‘Hanoi-style’ or ‘2-in-1’ burglary occurred in Burnroyd Avenue at around 3.15am yesterday, July 15, when three suspects tried to gain entry through the rear patio doors.

A spokesman for the police said: “After a number of unsuccessful attempts, and despite being disturbed by the victims who shouted at the suspects, the suspects broke the glass in the door to gain entry and took both sets of car keys to an Audi and a VW Polo parked outside.

The VW Polo was stolen but recovered a short distance away and an unsuccessful attempt was made to take the Audi due to the vehicle’s immobilizer.

“In particular, we are appealing for information about any suspicious people or vehicles seen in the area at the time. The suspects are described as three males, under 6ft tall who were wearing masks with their hoods up. One of the males was wearing shorts.

Anyone with information or doorbell camera footage that could assist the investigation should email elizabeth.estensen@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk. You can also call North Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting the reference number 1220012181.