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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.

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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 65@lancashire.police.uk quoting log number 1084 of November 28th.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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