THIEVES stole a safe containing cash when they burgled a unit in Greenacre Park industrial estate in The Valley, Bolton.

A hire van used by the raiders was stolen from a company nearby.

The van was later recovered in Bristol Avenue, Bolton. The owner, U Drive boss Stuart Lever, said the van was found with a two-wheel truck inside that had been used in the raid.

The safe, containing the cash, was missing.

A police spokesman said: "Police received a report of a burglary at a premises on Greenacre Park, The Valley, Bolton shortly after 6am on 6 September 2019.

"It was reported that at 8pm the previous evening thieves had broken into the premises and stolen a Ford Transit van and safe containing a quantity of money.

"Enquiries are ongoing."

Mr Lever said that there was CCTV of the raid which his staff were working to recover.