Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery stolen in Clitheroe house raids

Police are investigating the burglaries
Police are investigating the burglaries
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Police are urging residents in Clitheroe to be on their guard and to report any suspicious activity after a spate of burglaries.

Thousands of pounds worth of goods and jewellery have been stolen in the break-ins that occurred last week.

In the first incident, on May 12th, thieves targeted a semi-detached house in Moorland Road and made their way inside after forcing open a conservatory door. They escaped with household items, including flat screen televisions.

Offenders targeted a semi-detached property in Salthill Road, between 8-10am on May 15th and 12pm on May 16th. The intruders made their way to the rear of the house and used a spade from the shed to smash a neighbour's window, before making off unseen.

Police believe the same vandals were behind another incident on the same day, but at a different property in Salthill Road. Here, the offenders struck a detached bungalow and gained entry by smashing a patio door. Once inside, they ransacked the house and escaped stealing thousands of pounds worth of jewellery.

Sgt Simpson is investigating the raids and is appealing to people to keep an eye out for suspicious behaviour. He said: "There were bracelets, necklaces and various other jewellery items. "The thieves also stole three laptops and an Acer tablet. CCTV footage is being examined by officers.

"We are asking residents to be extra vigilant and on their guard. Obviously, it's extremely important to secure your homes, however, if anyone witnesses anyone acting suspiciously, please call police immediately on 101."