Richmond couple’s home burgled while they were on holiday

The thieves cut through the couple's internet connection.

A Richmond couple have offered a reward for information after their home was burgled and ransacked while they were on holiday.

Jason Newall and partner Hannah Spencer’s home in Whitefields was targetted last week.

The thieves stole a large amount of property, including cash, watches and clothing.

They also ransacked rooms in the house, including their children’s bedrooms.

It is believed the thieves may have gained access by breaking through the dog flap.

They cut the property’s internet connection so the Ring security camera did not record the crime.

The couple are appealing for any information that may help police catch those responsible and say they will pay a reward if necessary.

They feel the thieves arrived on foot because they left a number of large expensive items that they would have needed a vehicle to remove.

They said: “We are absolutely devastated that we were notified a day before our return home from our family holiday that our house had been burgled.

“Our lovely house completely ransacked even the kids bedrooms. We are in complete shock. We are unable to stay in our house at present until it’s all sorted so we can bring our children home.

“Please as a community can we come together to find these scum bags. If it stops one more family feeling like we do it would be a positive.”

The internet was cut off at about 10pm on Thursday, and they are appealing for local residents who have Ring doorbell or other security camera footage from 5.30pm on Tuesday, August 22 and 10am on Friday, August 25 to come forward.

The items stolen included around £5,000 in £2, £1 and 50p coins, imitation Rolex watches and a Canada Goose jacket.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Emma Taylor. 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 12230160290.


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