Man restrained in home in Pickering while burgled for cash

A man has been restrained in his home near Pickering, while a group of people wearing balaclavas raided his property for money.

It happened in Cropton between 20:00 and 22:00 on Wednesday, April 6. The offenders broke in and restrained the man while stealing the money.

They then made off in a stolen grey VW Golf with cloned number plates, which police found a few miles away after it had come off the road and crashed.

Anyone who saw the VW Golf, with registration DV14FWX on that night is asked to contact police.