Thieves take laptop and steal car in Ilkley


Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Ilkley.

Shortly before 4am today (Wednesday), suspects entered a house in Wellington Road via an unlocked door and stole a laptop, as well as a handbag, wallet and purse.

The offenders also took the keys to a blue Ford Focus, which they then left the scene in.

The vehicle was found abandoned in Thackley Old Road, Shipley at around 6.30am.

Detective Inspector Ben McDonald, of Bradford District CID, said: “We are appealing to anyone who might have seen this vehicle travelling from Ilkley to Shipley, or anyone who might have witnessed it being abandoned.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to remind people to keep their doors locked at all times.

“This is particularly important during the summer months, when sneak-in burglaries tend to rise because of windows and doors being left open in the warmer weather.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bradford District CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.