Police have managed to track down images of two burglary suspects from bus tickets recovered inside the coat of an intruder who broke into a Wythenshawe home.
On the afternoon of 17 May 2014, a 61-year-old man went to investigate a noise in the bedroom of his home on Churchstone Walk, Baguley.
As he entered the room he was confronted by two men and tackled one of them, pulling off his jacket as he tried to leave.
It was only after they had gone that the victim noticed valuable and sentimental items of jewellery had been taken.
As part of the police investigation, officers recovered bus tickets in the pocket of the jacket taken from the offender.
Police are now releasing CCTV images from the bus of two men they are keen to trace.
PC Rob Crossley, said: “The victim, a man in his 60s, was obviously taken aback to find two men rummaging through his bedroom.
“In the melee following the initial shock he has been able to remove a jacket from one offender and this has given us some positive lines of enquiry.
“From the jacket we recovered a ticket and from the ticket we identified a bus used by the offenders.
“Now we are releasing CCTV images of two suspects we would like to trace.
“We have made numerous efforts to identify the pair and we are now keen for any further help from the public.
“If anyone has any information that can assist – either about the two in the image or about the items stolen in the burglary – I would encourage them to contact us.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4882, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.