Masked burglars flee village home after challenge, before burning getaway car in Lincoln

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Four masked men broke into a Lincoln village home before being confronted by a person inside, fleeing the scene and leaving a vehicle burnt out in the city.

Just after 8.30pm on Thursday, January 7, a burglary was reported at a property on Sykes Lane in Saxilby.

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.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue attended the fire and it was extinguished.

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

Lincolnshire Police are conducting enquiries in relation to the incident and want to hear from anyone who may have any information that could assist the enquiry.

Anyone who heard anything suspicious should call 101 quoting incident 357 of January 7.

Alternatively, people can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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