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Appeal to identify a man in connection with a burglary in Hillingdon

News   •   May 01, 2018 07:00 BST

[CCTV still: Man being sought by police]

Police in Hillingdon borough are appealing for the public's help to identify a man they want to trace in connection with a burglary at a residential address in Harefield.

At 08:50hrs on Wednesday, 28 March, the victim, a 45-year-old woman left her address in Ash Grove, Harefield and discovered it had been broken into when she returned home at 17:40hrs.

The rear dining room window had been smashed and her home had been ransacked.

A number of items were taken, including jewellery, electrical equipment belonging to her teenage son and her son’s bank card.
A witness informed police that they had seen a man leaving the address just before 12:00hrs.

The bank card had a number of contactless payments made at 12:32hrs at a fuel station in Eastcote and food and wine stores in Pinner, Harefield and Northwood.

CCTV from the fuel station captured a man matching the description given to police.

The suspect is described as a slim white man wearing a dark blue hooded coat with a fur edge, black and grey two tone jacket, black bottoms and black and white trainers.

Police Constable Charlie Mitchell from Hillingdon borough said: “We are appealing for anyone who knows the identity of this man to come forward."

Anyone with any information are asked to call police on 101 ref CHS 32736/28 or tweet @MetCC. To call anonymously, please call Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.