Three men distract elderly couple to steal car

Lancashire Police Officers

Lancashire Police Officers

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Three males in their early twenties are being sought by police after they distracted an elderly couple and stole their car.

Police say the ‘distraction burglary’ took place in the village of Eccleston, near Chorley, as the men with local accents made off in a white or silver car.

Officers are appealing to anyone with elderly relatives to remind them to not let anyone in their houses and to always ask for ID.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “If they are not sure who they are and they won’t show them ID they should contact the police straight away on 101 or 999.”