Police warning for Burnley residents to be vigilant after early hours of the morning prowlers spotted trying car doors
Police have warned residents to be vigilant after two men dressed in black were spotted trying car doors on a Burnley housing estate in the early hours of this morning.
Officers were called out at 4-40am to Christleton Close in Brierclliffe to reports that the duo were trying car doors.
They were disturbed and made off towards Sandiway Drive.
Police arrived minutes afterwards and located footprints in the fresh snow starting at Sandiway Drive near to Briercliffe Social Club.
They followed the tracks all around Briercliffe and discovered the offenders had tried numerous car doors and had been up driveways.
The tracks were followed around Briercliffe, before coming out onto Eastern Avenue, where they crossed over onto Fleetwood Road/Cromer Avenue. The offenders tracks then disappeared on Briercliffe Road at the junction with Brennand Street due to the snow melting and the amount of foot traffic.
A spokesman for Burnley Police said: "I would encourage the residents of Briercliffe and surrounding areas to check any CCTV/ring doorbell footage or any dash cam footage to see if they have caught the offenders in the area.
"The time the offences occured at will have been between 03:30 and 05:30. Alternatively, if you have seen or know who these people are then we would like to hear from you.
"I would also like to remind the residents of Burnley to remain vigilant and keep your belongings safe and secure by locking your vehicles."
Anyone with CCTV footage of the offenders is asked to call 101 quoting log LC-20210208-0126 or email [email protected]