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Men claiming to be police raid property and tie woman up

Posted on - 25th July, 2017 - 11:03am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fulwood, Lancashire Police, News
Police issued image of the two men

Men claiming to be police officers raided a property in Fulwood and tied up the homeowner.

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Police were called around 11.30am on Wednesday, July 19, following an incident in Watling Street Road.

Between 11.20am and 11.30am two men had approached an address and identified themselves as police officers.

The homeowner, a woman in her 30s, opened the front door and the men pushed past her, entering the property.

They tied the woman up before searching the address and making off empty-handed.

The victim, who was not injured during the incident, freed herself and alerted police.

The first offender is described as mixed race, 5ft 11in tall of normal build, with the second raider described as white, in his mid-30s, 5ft 10in tall of normal build.

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Both were wearing baseball caps.

Following enquiries, detectives would like to identify these men, pictured, in connection with their investigation.

Det Sgt Andrew Crook, of Preston CID, said: “We are appealing for information after a property was raided in Fulwood.

“Two men have approached a property identifying themselves as police officers before tying up the homeowner and ransacking the address.

“The victim has been left extremely shaken and upset by her ordeal and it is crucial we find these men as soon as possible.

“I’m particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the Watling Street Road area during the time of the offence. If you saw anything unusual, or the men described, please contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference SA1711239.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org

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