Detectives investigating burglary in Manchester appeal for information, as suspect remains in custody for questioning
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Shortly after midnight on Friday 3 June 2022, we received a report of a burglary at a property on Burnage Lane, Didsbury.
Two males entered the property via a first floor window. They tied up the occupant before stealing quantities of jewellery and cash.
The elderly victim sustained arm and hand injuries.
A short time later, a local patrol sighted a vehicle of interest. The car failed to stop so officers engaged in a short pursuit, which resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of burglary. He remains in police custody for questioning.
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. 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.
“Over the bank holiday weekend, increased patrols are on duty in Burnage and across Greater Manchester to prevent crime and keep our communities safe.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4335 quoting 131 03/06/22. Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.