‘Hook and cane’ burglars steal car

A 'hook and cane' theft taking place. Pic posed by model

A 'hook and cane' theft taking place. Pic posed by model

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Police are appealing for information after a ‘hook and cane’ burglary in which a car was stolen.

Officers are looking into a burglary last night in Woodplumpton.

Preston Rural Police believe a hook and cane was used to remove keys via the letter box from the address on The Orchard and that a vehicle was then stolen.

Investigating officer PC Chris Banks said: “The vehicle was noticed missing this morning. We are currently checking CCTV in the area to see if it can help us with our investigation.”

Police say they want to find a push bike that was reported abandoned nearby but had been moved prior to their arrival.

PC Banks added: “We are currently trying to trace this as we believe it may be involved. A set of keys have been recovered and also a knife that was left hanging on a nearby resident’s garden fence in a carrier bag.

“If you have any information that can help us in any way please contact us on 01772 863390 or 101 quoting log 222 of the 27/04/17.”