Police are on the hunt for a burglar who they believe may have been spotted sorting through his haul of stolen goods in broad daylight, after a burglary at a house in Lancaster last week.
The burglary, which took place on Parkfield Drive, occurred at some point between 8.45am and 12.20pm on Wednesday 20th March. It's thought that the offender entered the rear garden of the property which backs on to Greaves Park, before forcing open a kitchen window.
They then entered the property and searched the house, stealing a number of items including three laptops and cases, a black handbag, an in-car DVD system and a Swiss Tissot watch, before leaving through the back door.
A short time later, witnesses have described seeing a man on the opposite side of Greaves Park sorting through some items, believed to be the stolen goods, and officers are appealing for anyone else who may have been in the area at the time to come forward if they have any information that they think could help.
The man seen in the park is described as white, in his 30’s, around five feet ten inches tall and of slim to medium build. He had short brown hair which was receding / balding on top and was wearing dark blue jeans with a yellow pattern or letter on the back pockets and a dark grey and purple hooded top.
“This man may be unconnected," notes PC Mike O’Regan, "but we would be very keen to speak to anyone who recognises the description to contact us. Similarly, if anyone has seen any suspicious activity in the area, then I would ask them to contact police.”
People with information can call Lancashire Police on 101, alternatively, information can be passed to 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.