Fence panels were removed as a gang targeted a house in Bolton.
The four burglars struck in Farnworth on December 8.
A spokesperson from GMP Bolton South Neighbourhood Team said: “Officers attended reports of a burglary on the early hours of December 8 in Farnworth, Bolton.
“The incident occurred around 0.45am in which four offenders were seen in the front garden of an address and have removed a side panel to gain access to the garden.
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Earlier this year police hailed Operation Castle, which aimed to crack down on burglary, as a success.
From 2021 to this year GMP has arrested 4544 individuals, and incidents of burglary have decreased by 21 per cent.
From July 2021 to July this year, GMP solved 39 per cent more residential burglaries.
Elsewhere in Farnworth, officers seized a Mercedes van on Loxham Street which had previously been stolen from a ‘forecourt’.
The spokesperson added: “Neighbourhood officers from the Farnworth and Kearsley Neighbourhood team attended an incident whereby a Mercedes van was stolen from a forecourt in Bolton last week.
“Officers sighted then pursued this vehicle towards Loxham Street in Moses Gate where it was then seized and returned to its rightful owner.”