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CCTV appeal following linked burglaries in Tower Hamlets

News   •   Nov 08, 2016 06:30 GMT

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Detectives from Tower Hamlets have issued CCTV footage of a man they wish to identify and speak to in connection with a linked series of burglaries.

On Sunday, 16 October police were called at around 07:30hrs to reports of a burglary at Aberfeldy Islamic Cultural Centre, Aberfeldy Street, Tower Hamlets.

CCTV from within the premises showed a man break in through the front door, go towards the safe and try to pry it open with his hands. When he failed to open it, he left and fled on a moped.

The man is described as 5ft 10ins tall wearing a black crash helmet, light coloured hooded jacket and dark trousers with a left leg colour patch from the knee down.

The incident is being linked to three other similar burglaries that occurred on the same day:

Rainbow Spice takeaway, Aberfeldy Street, on Sunday, 16 October between 03:00 and 03:20hrs where the door was broken and £200 from the till taken.

Hifzul Quran and Islamic Education Centre, Burdett Road on Sunday, 16 October between 03:00 and 04:30hrs where the door was broken and £100 from the till taken.

Bishop Community Centre, Bishops Way on Sunday, 16 October between 03:00 and 04:30hrs where the door was broken and £100 from the till taken.

Detective Constable Ryan Smith, the officer in the case for Tower Hamlets CID, said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the man shown in the footage or the still released to make contact with us.”

Anyone that can assist the investigation is asked to contact Tower Hamlets CID via 101. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

There have been no arrests at this time and enquiries continue.