A resident was disturbed by thieves who were attempting to break into his property on Granville road in Timperley at 7am this morning.
Three men wearing black balaclavas arrived by car and ran round the back of the property. They were trying to burn the lock off the door when they were disturbed by the occupier.
Blowtorch burglary is a method of entry used by thieves where thieves are using a blowtorch to attack door handles and locks. It is being done mostly on uPVC and composite doors.
The police had been called by a neighbour who had seen the males, arrived in minutes but the group had already left the scene.