Asian gold stolen in Burnley raids

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Police are appealing for information following two burglaries in Burnley where large amounts of Asian gold were stolen.

The first incident happened on Sunday, August 17th, between 6 and 10pm, when a house in Clegg Street East was burgled. It is believed that a group of people entered the property and taken thousands of pounds worth of gold jewellery and valuables such as laptops and mobile phones.

Last night, some time between 8pm and midnight, a house in Elm Street was targeted and gold jewellery along with a large amount of cash were taken.

Both properties were targeted in the evening while the occupants were not at home and access was forcibly gained to the rear of both addresses.

PC 2892 Garda, of Burnley police, said: “We believe that these two burglaries could be linked and that they may be targeted attacks carried out by local Asian men.

“I would appeal for local members of the community to help us identify those responsible for the burglaries and anyone who may have information about the incidents should get in touch with police on 101 quoting FA1409264 or speak to the East Division burglary team on 01282 472 385.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to remind people to keep their properties and their expensive jewellery safe. Consider putting valuables into secure safes or fitting outdoor security lighting. If you see anything suspicious in your neighbourhood please contact the police.”

Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111