Oldham burglary - police seek information

Date published: 29 April 2021

Police officers are appealing for information following an Oldham burglary which left the home occupant 'incredibly shaken' after he was threatened with a knife.

Officers were called around 12.10am on Tuesday (April 27) to Furness Avenue to a report of a burglary.

Officers attended and enquiries established a window of the property had been broken and two people - a female and a male - had entered the property.

The two offenders subsequently fled the property with items including a computer, a kitchen knife and a wallet.

During the burglary, the occupant - a 52-year-old man - was threatened with a knife by the male offender.

Both offenders were described as white but no further details are currently known.

No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made. Enquiries remain ongoing.

Detective Inspector Tom Howard of Oldham GMP's district, said: "Thankfully the occupant of the house did not sustain any injuries during the burglary but he had been left, understandably, incredibly shaken by the ordeal.

"No one should be made to feel unsafe or scared within their own home and we're currently following all available lines of enquiry to ensure we establish the full circumstances and identify those responsible.

"We're appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the time or saw a male and female in the area acting suspiciously to come forward and speak with police.

"We would also ask those who live in the vicinity to check any CCTV or dash-cam footage they might have around the time of the incident.

"Any information could greatly assist our investigation."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 8962 quoting incident 23 of 27/04/21.

Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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