SUSPECTED burglars have managed to break into a home in Widnes and make away with a safe while the homeowners were asleep.

Detectives are now appealing for information and footage from the public to aid their investigation into the overnight burglary and track down the suspects.

The incident occurred on Barnes Road between 11pm on Monday, January 14 and 5am on Tuesday, January 15.

After gaining entry to a house while the occupiers were asleep upstairs, the offenders stole a safe and a trolley from the address.

They are then believed to have wheeled the safe away using the trolley to a car park on Halton View Road via The Bongs.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and detectives are urging anyone with information or CCTV or dashcam footage that may help their investigation to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Roberts said: “Burglary is a serious offence in which victims are targeted in their own home, which is the place they should be able to feel most safe.

“In this instance the offence took place overnight while the victims were asleep inside their home.

“We are determined to find out who was responsible for the burglary and bring them to justice.

“Enquiries are ongoing and I appeal to anyone who was in the area and witnessed anything suspicious to get in touch.

“Perhaps you saw the offenders going into or leaving the house, or maybe you saw them pushing a trolley containing a safe measuring two foot by two foot after they had carried out the burglary.

“We also want to speak to anyone who believes they may know the identities of the offenders or have CCTV or dashcam footage of them.”

Anyone with information or CCTV footage that may help detectives with their investigation should call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 294924, give the details online or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Dashcam footage can also be submitted online.