Man hurt after tackling knife-wielding intruders in his home

Broadway, York. Photograph © Google Street View
19 Oct 2020 @ 5.17 pm
| Crime

A brave York man who tried to tackle three people who had broken into his home was attacked by one of them as they made their escape.

It happened on Saturday (17 October) at around 7.30pm.

A family returned to their home on Broadway, Fulford, to find three burglars had forced their way inside.

The suspects were challenged by the householder who tried to stop them from running off.

However, they got away after hitting the man with an unknown blunt object.

It’s believed they left the scene in a dark coloured saloon car, parked on Broadway, driven off towards the University of York.

It is also believed that one of the suspects was carrying a knife.

Stole gold and cash

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “The burglars stole a quantity of Asian gold jewellery including some of high sentimental value, and a quantity of cash.

“Officers are carrying out extensive enquiries in the area including house-to-house enquiries and examining CCTV footage.”

Anyone who can assist the investigation, including anyone in the area who has CCTV that may have captured the suspects or their car, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

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Call North Yorkshire Police on 101
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Quote reference number 12200182533