Teenager arrested after elderly burglary victim tied up in Manchester home and jewellery and cash stolen

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Police are hoping to speak to anyone with dashcam footage from the area around the time the incident took place.

Police are appealing for public help to track down burglars who tied up an elderly victim and then stole jewellery and cash from a property in Manchester.

A teenager has already been arrested in connection with the incident in Didsbury.

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However, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) says its probe into the burglary is far from over and are urging anyone who can help to come forward.

Officers are particularly keen to view dashcam footage from the area around the time the crime happened.

Why are police investigating?

Police received a report of a burglary at a property on Burnage Lane in Didsbury shortly after midnight on Friday 3 June.

They found that two males had entered the address via a first-floor window before tying up the occupant and stealing quantities of jewellery and cash.

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The elderly victim sustained arm and hand injuries in the incident, police said.

A short time later, a police patrol sighted a vehicle that was of interest to the police and when the car failed to stop officers engaged in a short pursuit. This resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of burglary, GMP said.

The teenager remained in police custody for questioning on Friday (3 June).

What have police said?

Detective Superintendent Richard Hunt said: “We all have the right to feel safe in our homes but the people responsible for this crime completely disregarded that.

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“Being a victim of burglary is an horrendous experience and, in this case, it was made worse by the forceful way in which the victim was restrained.

“Though a suspect is in custody, another is outstanding so our investigation is far from over and officers are carrying out extensive enquiries in the community.

“We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone with dash cam footage from Burnage Lane between 11.45pm on Thursday 2 June 2022 and 1.20am on Friday 3 June.

“Over the bank holiday weekend, increased patrols are on duty in Burnage and across Greater Manchester to prevent crime and keep our communities safe.”

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How can information be passed to the police?

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4335 quoting incident number 131 for the date 03/06/22.

Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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