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Thief smashes window of 400-year-old York building to steal bottles of gin

Police have released footage of the moment a thief broke into a York shop window to steal what he thought was gin - but was, in fact, water.

In the video, the suspect can be seen putting the bottles into a bag after they smashed the window of the York Gin store at around 11pm on Tuesday 23 January.

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North Yorkshire Police are asking members of the public to get in touch if they recognise the person in the footage.

York Gin is based in Sir Thomas Herbert’s House, a Grade I listed Tudor building dating from the 16th and 17th centuries.