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A teenager delivering charity bags in York was reportedly seen to be acting suspiciously and trying doors as he was delivering the bags through letterboxes.

Residents in the Holyrood Drive area called the police. Officers came to the scene and arrested a 17-year-old youth from Bradford on suspicion of theft and burglary.

He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A police spokesperson said:

Reports from members of the public like this are so important.

The public are the eyes and ears within communities and we want anyone who sees anything suspicious or unusual to contact us.

Often people see things but don’t report it as they think it’s nothing.

We want to encourage people to come forward with information because it can lead to investigations to combat threats of harm in our communities

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and ask for the force control room
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12170136769