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Police hunt for Copmanthorpe burglary suspect - efit issued
POLICE have issued an efit picture of a man they want to speak to about an attempted burglary in Copmanthorpe.
The suspect was spotted on Friday, October 11 at around 1.25pm. He ran off when the victim - a man in his 70s - found him trying to break into his house in Reygate Grove.
Police think he had previously knocked at the victim's door before trying to get in through a downstairs window.
Detective Constable Adam Parkinson of York CID, said: “Thanks to the bravery of the householder in confronting the suspect, he fled the scene and did not manage to get in the house. However, we need to stop this man and prevent him from burgling any other properties."
Now police want anyone who recognises the suspect from the efit or saw anything suspicious around Copmanthorpe on Friday afternoon to contact them.
They are also urging people, especially those with elderly neighbours, to be on their guard against unknown or suspicious people.
Det Con Parkinson added: “It’s vital that we all keep an eye out for suspicious people or activity in our neighbourhoods and help to protect our older friends, neighbours and relatives. Do not hesitate to call the police to report suspicious people, vehicles or activity in your area.
"Don’t worry about how insignificant you think it may be, always trust your instinct and report it as you could help prevent or detect a crime.”
Anyone with information should call 101, select option 2 and ask for Adam Parkinson at York CID, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 12130176963.