October 10, 2011 12.19 pm This story is over 145 months old

Burglar steals cash and leaves taps running

Nasty burglar: A burgled property was left with the taps running, causing water damage.

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information after a burglar broke into a house in Lincoln, stole valuables and then left the taps running.

The incident happened some time between 2pm on Saturday, October 8 and 10pm on October 9, at a house on Clive Avenue.

The burglar broke into the house through patio doors at the back and managed to steal a laptop and an undisclosed quantity of cash.

Officers said plugs were put in the sinks in the Clive Avenue house, and the taps were left running, causing water damage at the burgled property.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Lincolnshire Police on 0300 111 0300, or contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source: Lincolnshire Police