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Police warning over £130,000 toy theft

Police are warning anyone who is approached to buy children’s toys after an audacious £130,000 raid at an industrial unit this week.

Officers fear the stolen goods – which include push bikes and a range of drivable electronic cars – could be sold individually or in bulk.

Sometime between 3pm on Sunday 13th and 6.30am on Monday 14th September offenders broke into the warehouse on Ambrose Street in Gorton.

Once inside, they loaded a a truck with children’s toys and bikes before driving away.

Police Constable Stephen Wright said: “We do not have any descriptions of the offenders but we do have images of the toys stolen.

“The toys stolen are unique and consist of push bikes and electronic cars that children can drive.”

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The police are appealing for anyone who has been offered toys like this under suspicious circumstances to report it immediately.

The police are also appealing for anyone who may have witnessed a white 7.5 tonne box van approaching or leaving the scene to contact them on 0161 856 1901, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Jack is a second-year Salford University journalism student on loan at SalfordOnline.com.