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Officers appeal for witnesses after burglary in Wigan


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Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary in Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan.

Two offenders burgled the property on Whitledge Road between 3.30am and 4am on Thursday 28 February 2019.

They stole a number of items including a Huawei mobile phone and a handbag.

The offenders are described as wearing casual clothing.

An 80-year-old woman was inside the address alone at the time of the incident but thankfully wasn’t injured.

Sergeant Alan Potts, of GMP’s Wigan District, said: “This is a particularly frightening incident whereby an elderly woman was targeted in her own home.

“I would like to stress that we are committed to keeping the streets of Wigan safe and we will do everything in our power to trace those responsible for this cowardly crime.

“I appreciate that we don’t have very detailed descriptions of the items stolen but I’d ask anyone that has any information, no matter how insignificant they think it may be, to please get in touch with police.”

Information can be given to police by calling on 101 quoting incident number 225 of 28 February 2019.

Alternatively, information can be passed on to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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