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Ramadan warning after Asian gold burglars caught on camera ransacking Greater Manchester home [Video]

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Ramadan warning after Asian gold burglars caught on camera ransacking Greater Manchester home

Shocking nanny-cam footage has captured the moment Asian gold burglars ransacked a home – scrambling for valuables while the family was away on a pilgrimage.

The masked and gloved thieves – one armed with a long screwdriver – are seen casually going up and down the stairs, beside a sign that says ‘home sweet home’.

The footage has been released to the Manchester Evening News by Greater Manchester Police as part of a campaign to tackle a spike in burglaries in Asian communities in the run up to Ramadan.

In recent weeks, officers across GMP have responded to a number of burglaries that specifically target family gold.

Family gold is usually high purity, high-value gold jewellery – often bought as gifts in Asian communities and passed down through generations, holding significant sentimental value.

Offenders are committing these burglaries in teams of two or three, and usually enter the properties after families have left their homes to attend evening prayers.

Detective Chief Inspector Vicki Kenyon of GMP’s Operation Castle, said: “We know it’s a special time of the year for many, but sadly we know that criminals are using this as an opportunity to target homes to steal valuable family gold jewellery.

“Burglary is a very intrusive crime and not only does the theft of gold jewellery affect people financially, but these items often hold a lot of sentimental value too, having been passed down through generations.

“We are doing all we can by ensuring that we have proactive patrols in hotspot areas across Greater Manchester, but as always, the support of our communities is vital in helping us bring these people to justice.

“Please contact us if you see anyone acting suspiciously in your area, or if you know anything about burglary and the subsequent sale of stolen goods.”

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