Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Police seek armed Morecambe burglars

Police are appealing for information after two balaclava clad men armed with a metal bar burgled a house in Morecambe.

The offence took place around 9.00pm on the evening of Saturday 15th September at a house on Westfield Grove.

The men entered the address through an insecure front door while the occupant and his daughter were home. They begun to search the house but fled empty handed after being disturbed by the 15-year-old occupant, running down a cul-de-sac and turning left on to Albany Road.

“We believe this house has been deliberately targeted but that the offenders did not realise anybody was home and consequently have been caught out and escaped with nothing," says Detective Constable Gill Topping from Lancaster CID.

“This is a terrifying incident for the family involved, especially as one of the offenders was carrying a metal bar.

“I would appeal to anybody that has any information about this crime that could assist with our investigation to come forward.”

The first man is described as white, around 5ft 10inches tall, aged in his early twenties, stocky build wearing a black hooded top and dark coloured tracksuit bottoms. The second man was smaller in height and was wearing a lighter coloured hooded top.

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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