Appeal following attempted theft of moped in Upper Poppleton
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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about the attempted theft of moped that occurred in Upper Poppleton, York.
It happened on Thursday 1 February 2024 when three suspects attended a residential address on Station Road, close to the railway crossing, and attempted to steal a moped.
Despite being unsuccessful in doing so they caused damage to the vehicle.
They returned the following evening at approx. 7.30pm on Friday 2 February, in what is believed to be a further attempt to take the vehicle however it had already been moved to a different location prior to this.
Following the second incident the three suspects were chased through the village towards the direction of the A59.
We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
In particular, we are asking anyone who may have witnessed this group in the area around this time to get in touch using the details below.
All three suspects were described as young males wearing dark clothing. Two of them are described as being around 6ft tall and the third male is described as being a little shorter.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation including anyone will any CCTV or doorbell-camera footage, is asked to email [email protected]
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12240020295 when making any contact.