POLICE are appealing for information after a burglary at the home of an elderly couple in Heath Charnock near Chorley earlier this month.
The burglary is believed to have happened at the house on Wigan Lane between 10am on the 2nd of June and 8pm on the 7th of June while the couple were away on holiday.
The offenders have broken into the house via the conservatory doors at the rear of the property and have searched the whole house stealing almost £6,000 worth of jewellery and antiques, some of which had huge sentimental value to the couple.
DC Andrew Thornhill of Chorley CID said: “This burglary has absolutely devastated the couple and we are doing everything we can to trace the people responsible.
“Many of the items that have been stolen had been bought for the couple by their son who sadly passed away four years ago after a long illness and so they are of huge sentimental value.
“If anyone has any information at all that they think could help, then I would urge them to contact police immediately. I would also be keen to speak to anyone that might have noticed any suspicious activity in the area between the 2nd and 7th of June.
“The smallest piece of information could be crucial, so if you think you can help in any way, please get in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling the new non-emergency number, 101. Alternatively, people with information can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.
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