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25th Oct, 2021

Police urge caution after burglars target same Pailton house twice in a day

DETECTIVES are appealing for information and urging residents to take precautions after burglars tried to break into the same Pailton house twice in a day.

The property in Lutterworth Road was targeted in the early hours of Thursday morning (September 16) and again that night.

At 2.10am, three offenders were caught on CCTV entering the porch of the property before leaving when it is believed they were disturbed.

Six offenders returned at around 10.30pm and smashed the front door in an attempt to gain access. They failed to get into the property before leaving in a car.

Det Sgt Alan Gardner from Rugby Proactive CID said: “This was a terrifying incident for the occupants of the house and we’re appealing for information and witnesses to help with our enquiry.

“We’re especially keen to hear from anyone who has CCTV or dash cam footage from the area around the time of the incidents.

“At the moment, one of our main lines of enquiry is the offenders were trying to get the keys to a vehicle at the property so they could steal it. This is why we’re encouraging other residents in the area to be on their guard and take precautions in case they strike again.”

Anyone with information that may help police with their enquiries is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 459 of September 16, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Visit for police advice on preventing burglaries.


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