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Chorley and Leyland crime news for web
Chorley and Leyland crime news for web

A man has been charged after an 81-year-old pensioner was targeted by distraction burglars.

The pensioner, who suffers from Alzheimers, was targeted at his home in Anderton by two men claiming to be able to fix his roof tiles.

They asked for £250 up front, and when the man went to ask his wife for the money, a further £600 was stolen from her handbag.

It happened between 12.30pm and 2.20pm on June 26.

A 53-year-old man from Cumbria has been charged with burglary and remanded in custody.

Cautions to car teens

Two teenagers were caught tampering with cars in Buckshaw Village.

Neighbours alerted police after seeing two youths acting suspiciously around the cars at around 3.17am on June 27.

Police attended and the youngsters made off.

They then chased the boys, helped by police dogs, and one of the teens was caught.

Police say he was ‘mildly bitten’ by the dog. The two boys, both 19, and from the Leyland are, were handed cautions.

Bike stolen from garage

Police are appealing for information after a bike was stolen from stolen from a garage in Chorley.

The Cuda Energy mountain bike worth £160 was taken from the garage of a home in Lodge Bank, Brinscall.

It happened between June 13 and June 27. Call police on 101 with any information.