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Appeal following Mitcham burglary

News   •   Dec 22, 2015 06:00 GMT

[Images of the men police wish to speak with]

Detectives investigating a burglary at a residential address have issued CCTV footage of two men they wish to identify and speak to in connection with the incident.

On Monday, 14 December, police were called at around 15:15hrs to a report of a burglary at an address on Ashbourne Road, Mitcham.

The burglary was reported to have occurred at some point between 09:00hrs on Saturday, 12 December and approximately 15:00hrs on Monday, 14 December. A number of presents, including jewellery, photographic equipment, a tablet and a laptop were stolen from under their Christmas tree.

The suspects are believed to have climbed over the rear garden fence before breaking into the rear of the house. Once inside, they walked around leaving dirty footprints as they made their untidy search.

The suspects wrecked the cuddly toys, puzzles and games of the victims' baby as they searched their home whilst wearing dirty clothing.

CCTV footage filmed at 21:59hrs on Saturday, 12 December within the home shows the two men take the presents from the Christmas tree. They returned at 05:43hrs on Sunday, 13 December and on this occasion a third person is present.

The suspects captured by the CCTV being released by officers are described as:

'Suspect 1' [image ref 198181] is described as a medium built man in his 20s, with thick eyebrows and wearing a hooded zip top with three stripes on the shoulders, jeans, trainers and gloves.

'Suspect 2' [image ref 198182] is described as a slim built black man in his 20s, with a dark beard wearing a dark coloured zip top jacket on top of a light coloured hooded top, loose fitting trousers, dark trainers with a reflective strip on the heel and gloves.

There is no further description of the third person captured on the footage.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the men shown on CCTV.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or quoting reference number 198181 (suspect 1) or 198182 (suspect 2) or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.