Police warning after Brierfield jewellery raids

POLICE are advising members of the Asian community in Brierfield to be vigilant following a spate of jewellery burglaries.

Properties in Halifax Road, Edge End Avenue, Kings Causeway, Higher Reedley Road and Walverden Road have been broken into in recent days, with hundreds of pounds worth of Asian heritage jewellery stolen.

Insp. Carole Langhorn, from Burnley police, said: “We believe thieves have deliberately targeted this area, with the intention of stealing Asian heritage jewellery.

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“We are carrying out a number of lines of inquiry, but I appeal to anyone with any information to help identify the offenders, to tell us.

“I urge all residents, particularly those in Asian communities, to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious.

“I also advise residents to make sure they lock their doors and windows and to make sure that any valuable property is not left on display.

“Burglary remains low in Lancashire and residents should be reassured we are doing everything we can to reduce it even further.”

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Police patrols have been stepped up in the area and leaflets have been handed out to residents to raise awareness of the incidents.

Anyone with information about any of the burglaries can contact the police on 101, or through Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.