Police hunt Blackburn house raid gang by internet

Blackburn Citizen: Police hunt Blackburn house raid gang by internet Police hunt Blackburn house raid gang by internet

A GANG is being hunted by police are they carried out two burglaries yesterday.

Properties in Lambeth Street and Winston Road in Blackburn were targeted by the three men, who police believe are of Eastern European or Asian heritage, at around noon.

Within 15 minutes, officers took to social networking site Facebook to appeal for help in finding the gang’s getaway vehicle, a black or dark grey BMW.

An update on the Blackburn and Darwen police site said the car was possibly a One Series, with a registration that starts with YT06, and appealed for residents to check their CCTV cameras for full registrations or images of the offenders.

The men were described as wearing tracksuit bottoms and dark hoodies, and had been seen trying to smash in the back door of a house in Winston Road at 11.44am.

After being disturbed, the men fled, but were seen around 1.7 miles away in Lambeth Street at 11.58am.

A caller told police two of the men were trying to break into a house through the front door, while the other man acted as a lookout.

Again they were disturbed and fled the scene.

A police spokesman said nothing was taken during the burglaries, which were being treated as linked.

A dark coloured BMW One Series was later seen speeding in the Egerton area at around 2.20pm.

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3:22pm Thu 13 Mar 14

noddy57 says...

house burglaries are as rife as ever ,,why all the publicity for these two? if we had the police force with the numbers we should have then maybe we would be catching more instead of giving them an easy ride,with today,s policing cuts across the country its a licence to commit crime and with the amount of high value small goods in abundance its no wonder thieves are prospering.
house burglaries are as rife as ever ,,why all the publicity for these two? if we had the police force with the numbers we should have then maybe we would be catching more instead of giving them an easy ride,with today,s policing cuts across the country its a licence to commit crime and with the amount of high value small goods in abundance its no wonder thieves are prospering. noddy57
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