A brazen theif climbed through a bedroom window and stole the patio key all whilst the occupants were in the kitchen of the house on Irlam Rd in Flixton.
The theft, which happened around midnight on Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning (28th July) was discovered when a plank of wood used by the offender to climb into the window was spotted by the occupants.
The thief had let themselves out the patio door and taken the key with them.
It is not known how many people were involved in the theft.
Details of the incident were shared on the Urmston M41’ers Facebook page.
The locks have since been changed and a security camera system has been installed. The police are investigating the incident.