82-year-old man and young granddaughter threatened in Penwortham burglary

Posted on - 29th November, 2020 - 3:42pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Penwortham, South Ribble News
Hawkhurst Road Pic: Google
The incident took place at a property in Hawkhurst Road Pic: Google

Police are appealing for information after an 82-year-old man and his 8-year-old granddaughter were threatened during a burglary in Penwortham.


The incident happened at around 6pm on Saturday (28 November) at a property in Hawkhurst Road.

Four men forced their way into the address, threatening the man and his granddaughter with a screwdriver and a knife. They ransacked the house, stealing cash and personal property. The group then made off in a dark-coloured SUV style vehicle.

The men are described as white, between 5ft 5ins to 5ft 7ins tall, and aged in their mid-twenties to early thirties.

A spokesperson for South Ribble Police said: “This must have been terrifying for the victims – an elderly man and a child – who were threatened in the place they should be most safe, their home.

“Thankfully, they were not physically hurt but have been left extremely shaken.”

Police are following a number of lines of enquiry to find the offenders.

“We are asking anyone who may have been in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious, particularly a dark coloured SUV style vehicle, to contact us.

“We are also appealing to anyone who has dash cam or CCTV footage of people or a suspicious vehicle in the area.”

Anyone with information should call 101 or email quoting log number 1084 of November 28th.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at

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