BURGLARS fled with jewellery and cash totalling £13,000 after a raid in Burnley.
Intruders broke into a property in Colne Road on Tuesday (Mar 1) between 1pm and 1.30pm, according to Lancashire Police.
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A 60-year-old female householder returned home to discover the break-in shortly afterwards.
Police are now seeking witnesses, especially the driver of a red Seat Leon car, seen in the area at the time.
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."
Witnesses are asked to contact the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference EF1602176.