Thousands stolen from 60-year-old's home

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Police are appealing for information after a high-value burglary at a property in Burnley.

Officers were contacted at 1-40pm on Tuesday following reports of a theft in Colne Road.

Between 1pm and 1-30pm, offenders have entered a property and taken £13,000 in cash and a quantity of jewellery.

The thieves then left the address before the 60-year-old female homeowner returned a short time later.

Police are keen to trace the driver of a red Seat Leon car, seen in the area at the time of incident.

PC Duncan Hall, of Lancashire Police said: "This was a cold and heartless theft during broad daylight.

"The occupant had only left the property for a short time before the home was targeted.

"We are keen for anyone with information to contact police, in particular anyone who saw a red Seat Leon with an 05 registration.

"The car is described as having tinted windows at the rear and alloy wheels, with a small black spoiler above the rear window.

"If anyone saw this vehicle, or anyone in the area at the time acting suspiciously, please contact police immediately."

If you can help call 101 quoting crime reference EF1602176.