Thursday, 17 January 2013

Police hunt "Postman Pat" burglars

Morecambe police are appealing for information after over £10,000 worth of items were stolen during a burglary in Morecambe last week - including a Postman Pat figure stuffed with coins.

The burglary is believed to have taken place sometime between 4.30pm and 8.00pm on Wednesday 9th January 2013 at an address on West End Road, Morecambe.

It is believed that the offenders drove up to the house and parked on the empty driveway at the side, before forcing entry through the garage. They then used a garden hose to force entry through the patio doors and gain access to the main house.

“This was a high value burglary whereby distinctive and expensive jewellery was stolen and we believe there is a possibility that the house was deliberately targeted," says Detective Sergeant Kathryn Riley.

“Also of note was the theft of a two foot tall plastic Postman Pat figure containing a large amount of coins. This was very heavy and there is evidence of drag marks at the rear of the premises.

"I’m hoping that someone might have seen this figure.

“I’d urge anybody that has any information about this burglary, that saw anything acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the offence or in the days leading up to it to come forward.

“Understandably the victims are very distressed as a lot of the property stolen was jewellery which has a lot of sentimental value, including wedding rings.”

• Anyone with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101. People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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