Hunt for burglar caught trying to force open door with crowbar

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Hunt for burglar caught trying to force open door with crowbar
Hunt for burglar caught trying to force open door with crowbar

POLICE are hunting a suspected burglar who tried to break open a back door with a crowbar.

Detectives are treating the incident in Kingsley Lane, Benfleet, as an attempted burglary and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

A man was unsuccessful in his attempts to open the door to a property and eventually left the scene.

A police spokesman said: “The suspect is described as a white male, with grey and possibly facial hair, wearing a woolly hat and dark clothing.

“He was carrying a dark duffel bag and a black crow bar.”

The incident happened around 4.15pm on Tuesday.

Anyone who knows the man or has CCTV / camera doorbell footage of anyone matching this description in the area should contact Castle Point and Rochford CID quoting reference 42/18673/22.

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