Balaclava-clad thieves armed with crowbars flee house

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Police are hunting three men spotted wearing balaclavas and armed with crowbars and a baseball bat escaping from a house after stealing jewellery.

Police are appealing for information after thieves broke into a property in Orton, near Kettering, at about 3.30pm yesterday (Wednesday).

The offenders got in by smashing the window of a conservatory at the rear of the property.

A police spokesman said: “Items of jewellery were stolen before the offenders were disturbed, possibly by the sound of a horn from a suspicious vehicle seen in the area.

“The victim returned home and witnessed three men climbing out of her garden.”

The men were wearing balaclavas and were holding a baseball bat and crowbars.

The vehicle was a dark green or black Mercedes.

Anyone with information about the burglary is urged to call police on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.