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South Ribble Police appeal after Penwortham pensioner’s home was raided

Posted on - 28th April, 2021 - 12:20pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News
Police are appealing for information on the two people pictured.
Police are appealing for information on the two people pictured. Pic: South Ribble Police Facebook.

South Ribble Police have released a statement in regards to an incident that took place in November last year.

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Detectives are investigating a burglary in Penwortham whereby suspects forced their way into an address at around 6pm on November 28.

The occupants of the house included an 82-year-old man and his granddaughter, eight, who were threatened with a screwdriver and a knife.

A Facebook appeal published today, April 28, from South Ribble Police is asking the public if they recognise the individuals photographed as the post states that the force want to speak to them in connection with the burglary offences.

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The post also says: ‘Four men forced their way into an address in Hawkhurst Road, Penwortham, threatening the occupants, an 82-year-old man and his granddaughter, eight, with a screwdriver and a knife. They ransacked the house, stealing cash and personal property. Police believe these two males are linked and want to speak to them in relation to the matter.’

Detective Con Nick Steenbergen, from Chorley Police, said: “This was a shocking incident which left the victims extremely shaken.

“These individuals were prepared to use weapons and threats in order to steal and we are appealing for the public’s help in identifying them. I would appeal to anyone who recognises the individuals pictured to come forward with information.”

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Anyone with information can call 101 quoting log number 1084 of November 28 or email 6829@lancashire.police.uk. Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://orlo.uk/a2GZK

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