Appeal after burglary at antiques shop in Hawes

Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary in Hawes today.

A man gained entry to an antiques shop on Main Street between 1.10am and 1.20am this morning and stole items from inside.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Officers are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“In particular, we are appealing for residents and businesses to check any CCTV systems or doorbell cameras that may have captured footage of the suspect or any vehicles driving away from the area.”

The suspect is described as around 5ft 6ins – 5ft 7ins in height, skinny build and wearing black clothing and a lower face covering.

An antiques shop in Harrogate was also broken into this week and as a precaution, shops and businesses – particularly those dealing in antiques – are being urged to be vigilant, and check their security measures.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for the Force Control Room.

You can also email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12220080576.