Appeal after burglary foiled by victim

Police officers
Police officers

Police are appealing for information following a burglary where the victim came face-to-face with the offenders.

At around 2.45pm on Thursday April 14, two men kicked open the front door at a house on Tibbs Cross Lane, Bold Health.

They entered the premises and fled empty-handed upon seeing one of the occupants inside the address. The men are believed to have driven from the scene in a silver 4-door Jaguar XJ.

One of the men is described as white, in his late teens-early 20s, around 5ft 9in tall, with short dark hair and a slim build. He wore a baseball cap and a grey, blue and white tracksuit.

Inspector Andy Johnston from St Helens CID said: “This was understandably a distressing incident for the victim, who came face-to-face with offenders in her own home, and during broad daylight hours. Thankfully they ran off when disturbed, but we are still treating this is an extremely serious matter.

“We are keen to speak with anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious around 2.45pm last Thursday, including any sightings of a silver Jaguar. Any detail, however small, may be vital in our investigation.”

Anyone with further information is urged to contact St Helens CID on (0151) 7776802, or on 101. Anyone with information who does not wish to speak directly can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.