Burglars raid homes in Blackburn and Accrington

Burglars raid homes in Blackburn and Accrington

Burglars raid homes in Blackburn and Accrington

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POLICE have warned homeowners to be vigilant after burglaries in Accrington and Blackburn over the weekend.

A house was targeted in Spring Street, Accrington, between 11pm on Friday and 6am Saturday.

A 32GB iPad Mini and an iPhone 3 were taken after a thief gained access to the home through an unlocked front door.

Duty Inspector Conrad Tapp appealed for anyone who was offered the iPad, which has the serial number F4KJV96MF19K, for sale, to contact 101.

Another house, in Lindisfarne Avenue, Blackburn, was targeted between 11.45pm on Friday and 6am Saturday.

In this incident, the thief forced entry through a kitchen window and stole some loose change and a metal window lock.

Inspector Tapp said: “My message to people would be to reiterate to residents the need to secure their properties to prevent this sort of thing from happening again.”

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5:26pm Sun 10 Aug 14

noddy57 says...

The second house mentioned must have been short of life,s luxuries having only small change and a window lock taken.""The mind boggles.
The second house mentioned must have been short of life,s luxuries having only small change and a window lock taken.""The mind boggles. noddy57
  • Score: 15

10:15pm Sun 10 Aug 14

EDL make me laugh says...

Scums if I catch them they won't be having any fingers left to steal again
Scums if I catch them they won't be having any fingers left to steal again EDL make me laugh
  • Score: 17

10:54pm Sun 10 Aug 14

bow1974 says...

if i ever caught a lowlife scumbag robbing my house i would be prepared to do life these scumbags what do they get a slap on the wrist god help them if they mess with me beware scum.
if i ever caught a lowlife scumbag robbing my house i would be prepared to do life these scumbags what do they get a slap on the wrist god help them if they mess with me beware scum. bow1974
  • Score: 13

11:17pm Sun 10 Aug 14

M.DANNY says...

Secure your homes with burglar alarms, cctv which you can view on your smartphones like Apple iphones .
Form a neighbourhood watch schemes ,as your local Police cannot be everywhere in every streets in Blackburn.
Secure your homes with burglar alarms, cctv which you can view on your smartphones like Apple iphones . Form a neighbourhood watch schemes ,as your local Police cannot be everywhere in every streets in Blackburn. M.DANNY
  • Score: 10

11:42pm Sun 10 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

bow1974 wrote:
if i ever caught a lowlife scumbag robbing my house i would be prepared to do life these scumbags what do they get a slap on the wrist god help them if they mess with me beware scum.
I'm sure they're gonna be sh1tting themselves after reading your post Charles Bronson.
[quote][p][bold]bow1974[/bold] wrote: if i ever caught a lowlife scumbag robbing my house i would be prepared to do life these scumbags what do they get a slap on the wrist god help them if they mess with me beware scum.[/p][/quote]I'm sure they're gonna be sh1tting themselves after reading your post Charles Bronson. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 7

4:42am Mon 11 Aug 14

oneinmillion says...

noddy57 wrote:
The second house mentioned must have been short of life,s luxuries having only small change and a window lock taken.""The mind boggles.
that is what you get in highercroft!
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: The second house mentioned must have been short of life,s luxuries having only small change and a window lock taken.""The mind boggles.[/p][/quote]that is what you get in highercroft! oneinmillion
  • Score: -8

1:06pm Mon 11 Aug 14

jimpy0 says...

unlocked front door in these times -- asking for it !!!!!!!
unlocked front door in these times -- asking for it !!!!!!! jimpy0
  • Score: 6

2:56pm Mon 11 Aug 14

It's a spade! says...

bow1974 wrote:
if i ever caught a lowlife scumbag robbing my house i would be prepared to do life these scumbags what do they get a slap on the wrist god help them if they mess with me beware scum.
You forgot to give your real name and address!

Just so they know who to be scared of!
[quote][p][bold]bow1974[/bold] wrote: if i ever caught a lowlife scumbag robbing my house i would be prepared to do life these scumbags what do they get a slap on the wrist god help them if they mess with me beware scum.[/p][/quote]You forgot to give your real name and address! Just so they know who to be scared of! It's a spade!
  • Score: 2

10:41pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Ladysadie says...

Insurance scam! Oh no, wait, we only say that if the victims are Asian/muslim & these probably aren't therefore I'll say what scum these burglars are!
Insurance scam! Oh no, wait, we only say that if the victims are Asian/muslim & these probably aren't therefore I'll say what scum these burglars are! Ladysadie
  • Score: 10

3:02pm Tue 12 Aug 14

onsidecobra says...

The deterrent is not in place for these people and people like them. Law abiding citizens are advised to spend a lot of money protecting their property and being "vigilant" and aware of their surroundings at all times. Why should they be doing all this, life is difficult enough without all the added aggravation brought on by burglars and their like. I was walking through Pleasington playing fields one morning this week and a van was parked up proclaiming it was "Community Pay Back" time. One of the offenders was picking up litter with his hoodie pulled firmly over his face. As I stated earlier, the deterrent is not in place.
The deterrent is not in place for these people and people like them. Law abiding citizens are advised to spend a lot of money protecting their property and being "vigilant" and aware of their surroundings at all times. Why should they be doing all this, life is difficult enough without all the added aggravation brought on by burglars and their like. I was walking through Pleasington playing fields one morning this week and a van was parked up proclaiming it was "Community Pay Back" time. One of the offenders was picking up litter with his hoodie pulled firmly over his face. As I stated earlier, the deterrent is not in place. onsidecobra
  • Score: 1

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