Four teenagers from Selby have been arrested following a spree of vandalism and shop break-ins in the town.
Overnight on 27 to 28 September, we received a number of reports of damage caused to flower beds, children’s play equipment and three shops with smashed windows, with goods stolen from two of the shops.
We have arrested four boys aged 15, 16, and two aged 17, on suspicion of two burglaries, attempted burglary and criminal damage. One of the 17-year-olds was also arrested on suspicion of the additional offences of going equipped to commit burglary and possessing an offensive weapon.
All four have been interviewed by police officers and remain on conditional police bail while the investigation continues.
Inspector Martin Wedgwood said: “This was an appalling spree of vandalism and crime and will not be tolerated in our town. The suspects were arrested quickly and I hope the local community are reassured by the action we have taken. Anyone who witnessed any of the incidents or has any information about them, but has not yet come spoken to us, we urge you to get in touch.”
Call us on 101 and pass information for reference 12230183793
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.