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CCTV images released of Darwen house burglars
A WOMAN was left shaken after being woken by a burglar in her kitchen.
The incident happened as the 40-year-old victim slept on the settee at her house in Anyon Street, Darwen.
When she woke, she spotted the intruder in her kitchen.
The man then grabbed her handbag, which contained a brown leather crocodile skin-effect purse, credit cards, driving licence and £120 in cash, before running back out of the house.
An investigation was launched and detectives carried out door-to-door inquiries.
They said they believed a second man may also have been keeping watch outside of the house while his accomplice searched for valuables.
A CCTV camera in Anyon Street captured images of two men who officers would like to speak to in connection with the burglary.
Police are appealing for anybody who may have any information about the incident, which happened around 3am on Wednesday, July 10, to come forward.
The man who was disturbed by the homeowner was white with short, dark hair and around 5ft 7ins tall.
He was believed to be in his late teens to early 20s.
PC Paul Melia said: “The woman was left incredibly shaken to find a complete stranger in her house in the early hours of the morning. If anybody recognises either of the two men in the CCTV images they are asked to call police.”
Anybody with information can contact officers on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org
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