Appeal for information following Culcheth burglary Date published: 3rd June 2019 10.11am

Detectives from Warrington are urging witnesses to come forward after thieves targeted a house in Culcheth.

Sometime between 12pm on Sunday 26 May and 1.30pm on Wednesday 29 May unknown offenders forced entry into a house on Boston Avenue by smashing the rear patio doors.

Once inside they stole a number of items before fleeing the scene.

Detective Constable Maggie Cassidy said: “The investigation in relation to this incident is in its early stages and we are keen to hear from anyone with any with any information which may assist our enquires.

“I’d also like to hear from anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area or anyone with any CCTV or dashcam footage that may be relevant to our investigation.

“I’d also like to take this as an oppourtunity to remained residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

“Residents can also help us and themselves by making it as difficult as possible for criminals to break into their homes, sheds and outbuildings.”

The force’s tips for deterring would-be burglars include:
• Ensure that all windows are closed and doors are locked at your property, even when you are at home or in the garden
• Never leave your car keys, house keys, purse or wallet on display near a door or window
• Use the security measures on modern windows, which allow them to let some air in but still be locked
• Keep all valuables out of sight of prying eyes
• Always avoid keeping large amounts of cash in your home
• If you are replacing or fitting new doors and windows, get ones that are certified to British Standard BS7950 (windows) or PAS 24-1 (doors)
• Fit mortise locks (Kitemarked BS3621) to all front and back doors, as well as locks to all windows which are easy to reach
• Have a burglar alarm fitted, but make sure that it is installed properly and works.

Anyone with information that may help the ongoing investigation should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 414208, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Dashcam footage can be submitted online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage.