A number of guns were stolen from a property during a burglary in Hale last night.
Officers were called to the large house on South Downs Road shortly after 7.10pm last evening.
They established that several licensed firearms and a “quantity” of jewellery had been stolen.
Around 10 police vehicles attended the scene and a police helicopter was sent up to try and track down the offenders.
As yet no arrests have been made.
No-one was injured during the incident and enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 7747 or 101 quoting incident number 1879 of 13/02/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.