APPEAL: Masked burglars forced entry to Saxilby property before burning getaway car

Police are appealing for witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted burglary in Saxilby last night in which four masked men broke into a property - but escaped empty-handed after being confronted.

Just after 8.30pm on Thursday a burglary was reported at a property on Sykes Lane.

Four men dressed in dark clothing and with their faces covered were reported to have forced entry to the address.

At the time three people - two men and a woman - were in the property.

The offenders were challenged by one of the members of the household. Nobody was injured and nothing was stolen.

The offenders left the scene in a silver Vauxhall Vectra, which was later found burnt out on Millbeck Drive, Lincoln.

Witnesses in this area are also asked to call us if they have seen anything suspicious.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “A number of enquiries are ongoing in relation to this incident and we would like to hear from anyone who may have any information that could assist the enquiry.”

If you saw or heard anything suspicious contact us on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 357 of 07/01/2016. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.