Detectives appeal for information following confrontational burglary in Cronton, Widnes
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Detectives are appealing for information following a confrontational burglary in Cronton, Widnes yesterday, Thursday 17 June.
At around 1.40pm, a female resident of a house in Pex Hill, on the border between Merseyside and Cheshire, reported that she heard noises downstairs and was confronted by a man coming up the stairs. Two men are believed to have then left the address.
A Nintendo DS computer console was stolen and damage was caused to a patio door to gain entry.
CCTV, house-to-house and forensic enquiries are ongoing.
The man seen by the victim is described as white, 6ft tall, of stocky build and wearing dark clothing, a face covering, and a hat.
Detective Sergeant Darren Hankin of Operation Castle, our forcewide response to burglary, said: "We're supporting the victim is what was an extremely upsetting incident. For someone to come across an intruder in their home is a horrible experience, and thankfully these men left upon being disturbed.
"We are carrying out enquiries locally for witnesses and CCTV and I’d also ask anyone who lives in the Bex Hill area to check their own devices, including any dashcam or doorbell footage and images.
“Operation Castle has had good successes in reducing burglary in recent years, ensuring less people are victims of such a traumatic offence, and we’ll continue take action on all information we receive to find those involved put them before the courts.”
Anyone who saw anything suspicious or lives locally and has dashcam or CCTV is asked to pass information via @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 with reference 21000424303. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.