Hunt on for six suspects in distraction burglary at shop

CCTV footage shows the six people police are trying to  trace in connection with a burglary in a flat above a shop
CCTV footage shows the six people police are trying to trace in connection with a burglary in a flat above a shop
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More than £3,000 in cash and £2,000 of traditional Indian jewellery has been stolen during a burglary in Leyland.

Police say that four women and two men staged the theft from a shop in Stanifield Lane, Farington.

While four of them distracted a member of staff at the Premier Express Farington Convenience Store, the other two made their way through the back of the shop to an upstairs flat.

They broke into the flat and took more than £3,000 in cash, along with traditional Indian jewellery worth more than £2,000.

Many of the items, which are of ‘sentimental value to the family’ are distinctive and engraved with the initials KDM and JC.

The group may have been travelling in a white Ford Galaxy or a new shaped black Honda CRV, police say.

CCTV images have now been released from the incident, which happened at around 4.30pm on Saturday, October 25, in the hope that someone will recognise them.

PC Rob Wood said: “I would ask members of the public to take a close look at the CCTV images, and if you can help us to identify any of the men or women, please get in touch.

“The jewellery taken was of sentimental value to the family and we are keen to trace it and return it.”

Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police on 101, quoting reference SC1400533.