Two men were arrested on suspicion of theft this morning after a report from an off duty police officer of a suspicious vehicle.
At about 4am on Sunday a silver Peugeot Boxer van containing two Eastern European males was spotted acting suspiciously in the Leyburn, then West Witton area.
Inspector Martin Metcalfe, from Richmondshire neighbourhood policing team, said: “Officers on duty quickly responded and soon after arrested two males and the vehicle was seized.
“They were arrested on suspicion of theft at this stage, but from what I have seen, they were at the start of a crime spree across the Dales and I am delighted we have prevented that from occurring.”
“I have sent this to everyone, as I believe it offers reassurance to you all that we will respond promptly to anything suspicious that is reported.”