A home in Burnley was targeted in a burglary and police are appealing for more information.

A property, on Barry Street, was burgled on Saturday, April 20. The person(s) responsible waited until the property was empty.

The rear window was forced open and jewellery, watches, trainers, and house keys were stolen. 

On Sunday, May 5, police issued an appeal for information and also offered some advice on how to keep your property secure.

A police spokesperson said: “A resident of Barry Street reported that sometime on Saturday, April 20, they had been burgled while the property was empty.

“The rear window had been forced to facilitate entry inside with an untidy search conducted with jewellery, watches, trainers and house keys stolen.” 

Police also offered the following advice to homeowners:

  • Close and lock your doors and windows when you go out, even if you are just in the garden
  • Fit a burglar alarm and test it frequently
  • Where possible, fit dead locks to the doors and don’t leave the keys where they can be seen or reached through the letter box
  • Install security lights
  • Leave a light on in a room and draw the curtains when you go out at night
  • Buy home insurance. It’s cheaper than paying out to replace any stolen possessions. 

Your shed, garage or outbuilding could also be a target for criminals. These tips will help you to secure your valuable items: · 

  • Make sure all outbuildings are in good condition and if they aren’t, don’t leave valuable items inside
  • Use good quality padlocks with covers so they cannot be easily cut off
  • Never leave tools or ladders lying around in the garden
  • Make sure side gates/sheds are locked and keep boundary fences, walls and gates in good repair
  • Take photographs of valuable property so that if the police recover it after a burglary, it will be proof that they are yours

 If you have witnessed anything or have any CCTV that could assist us please call 101and quote log reference LC-20240426-0515.