Firearms stolen in Rimington burglary

Thursday, October 12, 2017

We are appealing for information after firearms were stolen during a burglary in Rimington.

Between 12.45pm and 2.25pm yesterday (Wednesday, October 11) offenders approached a property in Rimington Lane.

After gaining access to the address three rifles, two shotguns and some ammunition were stolen. Several watches, some high-value jewellery and around £1,750 in cash were also taken.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident and urging anyone with information to come forward.

Det Sgt Martin Kennedy, of Lancashire Police, said: “An investigation is underway following a high-value burglary in Rimington.

“Offenders have broken into a property and taken cash, watches and jewellery.

“During the raid a number of firearms and ammunition have also been stolen. These include three bolt action rifles, a Winchester shotgun and a Browning shotgun.

“We would like to reassure residents we believe this is an isolated incident and enquiries are on-going to locate the offenders.

“If you saw anything unusual, or anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the offence, please contact police.”

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting crime reference EG1707112.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at

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