Newquay police release CCTV image of suspected burglar
NEWQUAY police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a burglary at the resort.
A Dell laptop and digital camera were stolen from a property in East Street on February 25.
The man is described as white, in his mid-twenties, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, quite slim, and spoke with an eastern European accent.
He was wearing a bright blue Puffa jacket and had short, dark brown hair with a long fringe swept to one side, sharp features and was clean shaven.
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The news comes as Newquay police continues its crackdown on burglaries in the town following a spate since Christmas, particularly in the Pentire and Mount Wise areas.
In February alone there were 13 recorded burglaries at residential homes between February 1 and 24 and five at non-residential properties.
Inspector Dave Meredith stressed last week that both undercover and uniformed officers were continuing to work in the areas.
"I can assure people that Newquay police are doing everything possible to combat this," he said.
PC Alex Allen said basic precautions should always be taken to keep properties safe and secure as almost a third of burglaries were committed by opportunistic thieves.
He said: "We would urge people to keep all windows and doors locked and secure, even when you are at home in the back garden, as it only takes a few seconds for someone to slip in and take something valuable. All expensive items, such as laptops and mobile phones, should be kept away from clear view of windows.
"By taking these few simple security measures you can reduce the chances of being burgled."