Police hunt Colne car theft gang

Police are appealing for information after two attempted break-ins in Colne in a week where offenders targeted keys for high-value vehicles.

On both occasions, three male offenders attempted to break into homes in Colne while a fourth sat in a waiting car.

The first incident occurred around 3-50am on Sunday, November 10th, when three male offenders were disturbed by the owners of a house in Castle Road, Colne, trying to force open a lock.

The trio ran off and were driven away in a blue or black old style Volvo in the direction of Venables Avenue.

In the second incident, around 2-05am on Monday, November 11th, the owners of a house in Noyna View, Colne, were awoken as three male offenders tried to force open patio doors.

They fled the scene and were witnessed driving off in a grey four wheel drive vehicle. Police believe it is the same gang.

Police are also investigating the theft of bikes with a total value of £7,000.

They were stolen from secure metal containers within a business premises in Bridge Street, Colne, between 12-30am and 1am last Sunday.

A Beta trials bike worth £3,000 was stolen along with a child’s GasGas bike valued at £1,000, four children’s mountain bikes worth £2,000 in total and an adults silver Marin mountain bike valued at £1,000.