TWO men entered a house and stole a handbag while the elderly occupants watched TV.

Detectives are now urging witnesses to come forward following the burglary in Little Neston.

At about 11.15pm yesterday two men entered a property in Raymond Way.

They searched the bedrooms while the elderly occupants watched television in the lounge.

The occupants were not aware that the men were in their home until one of the intruders stole a handbag from the lounge as they left the property.

Nothing else is believed to have been stolen.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and detectives are appealing for anyone with information that may help with their investigation to get in touch.

Detective Constable Kevin Ferguson said: “The elderly occupants have understandably been left extremely shaken up by the incident.

“Your home is the place that you should be able to feel most safe.

“Having your home burgled is always extremely upsetting but what makes this incident particularly traumatic is the fact that the occupiers were at home at the time and actually witnessed the intruders stealing from them.

“We are determined to catch the men responsible and bring them to justice.”

The men are described as being in their early 20s and of average height. They had slim builds and were wearing hooded tops.

One of them had a light grey jacket on and the other was wearing a dark jacket.

DC Ferguson added: “If you saw men matching those descriptions or witnessed anything suspicious in the area please call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 120075, give us the details via or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“We also want to hear from anyone who thinks they may know who the offenders are or have any other information that may assist in our ongoing investigation.”

There are steps you can take to reduce your chances of falling victim to a burglary.

DC Ferguson said: “All external doors should be secured at all times, even when you are at home.

“We also advise people to make sure that all their windows are closed and locked, or at the very least to use the security measures on modern windows which allow them to let some air in but still be locked.

“You should also keep desirable items out of passers-by’s views – valuables should not be visible from windows and doors in your home.

“The same applies to valuable items stored in garages and sheds – ensure that garages and sheds are locked with strong padlocks.”

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