North Yorkshire Police are offering advice following two recent thefts of horse tack.
It was stolen from properties in Gateforth and Burn, near Selby, between Tuesday 16 October and Thursday 18 October 2012. The thieves stole tack including saddles, bridles and a brow band with a total value of around £9,000. They also stole a blue and silver mountain bike.
PCSO Laura Simpson, of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team, coordinates the local Horse Watch scheme. She said: "As well as making sure that this valuable equipment is locked in a secure building, preferably at home, I advise owners to have it stamped with their postcode and register the details with www.immobilise.com. Although this may not prevent it being stolen, it does mean that the police will be able to easily identify it when the tack is recovered.
"For details of future sessions where you can have saddles and other tack stamped please visit www.northyorkshire.police.uk/selby."
For equestrian crime prevention advice please see the attached leaflet or contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.
Anyone with information about people committing equestrian burglaries should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for your local police station. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
If a burglary is taking place call 999 immediately.
1.06pm - 29 October 2012