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Shotguns stolen in burglary

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12:18pm 12th October 2017
(Updated 12:20pm 12th October 2017)

Shotguns and rifles have been stolen in a burglary.

It happened in Rimington near Cltheroe between 12.45pm and 2.25pm yesterday (Wednesday, October 11).

The offenders broke into an address on Rimington Lane staeling three rifles, two shotguns and some ammunition.

Several watches, some high-value jewellery and around £1,750 in cash were also taken.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident and urging anyone with information to come forward.

Det Sgt Martin Kennedy, of Lancashire Police, said:

“An investigation is underway following a high-value burglary in Rimington.

“Offenders have broken into a property and taken cash, watches and jewellery.

“During the raid a number of firearms and ammunition have also been stolen. These include three bolt action rifles, a Winchester shotgun and a Browning shotgun.

“We would like to reassure residents we believe this is an isolated incident and enquiries are on-going to locate the offenders.

“If you saw anything unusual, or anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the offence, please contact police.”

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