Police appeal after break ins

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RESIDENTS are being asked to be on their guard after three houses were targeted by burglars over the weekend.

In the first incident, raiders forced their way into a property in Mearley Syke, Clitheroe and escaped unseen with £150 cash from inside a handbag while the occupant slept upstairs.

The break-in occurred some time between 9-45 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. the following morning. On Bonfire Night (November 5th) burglars broke into another house in Mearley Syke and escaped with £15.

Between 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. Monday, thieves attempted to break into a house in Bracken Hey, but failed.

Det. Sgt Nigel Watson, of Clitheroe CID, is investigating the thefts and is keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious or has information regarding the thieves.

Please call Clitheroe Police on 443344 or the free and confidential Crimestoppers line on 0800 555111 with any information you may have.