Polish man considered 'London's most wanted burglar' returned to UK after being deported in 2015, it emerges

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Krystof Brzezinski is suspected of committing two offences a day

A Polish man who is now considered “London’s most wanted burglar” was deported in 2015 but has since returned to the UK without being detected, police officers have admitted. 

Police are urging members of the public not approach Krystof Brzezinski, 31, a dangerous career criminal who has recently been linked to a series of raids.

Despite being deported two years ago, investigators have now confirmed that he has returned to Britain under European freedom of movement rules, and is now back in his former crime patch.

Brzezinski is now linked to eight burglaries carried out in recent weeks in a small area of south London, where he was convicted and jailed for a string of similar offences.

He is notorious for “smash and grab” raids on cars, in which he smashes rear windows before taking possessions and the vehicle if the keys are accessible.

The infamous burglar was recently caught on CCTV during a burglary in Addiscombe, near Croydon, in which he was filmed calmly walking away from the property moments after carrying out an offence.

Officers investigating the burglary found a bag containing a gun and ammunition close to the property, which they believe Brzezinski may have discarded as he left the scene.

Det Insp Dan O'Sullivan, of Croydon CID, said anyone who recognises him should dial 999 immediately.

“Brzezinski is a prolific burglar who has been linked to large number of burglaries across Southwark, Lambeth and Croydon,’ he said.

“He typically strikes during the day, often between 4pm and 6pm, by smashing windows at the rear of properties.

“I suspect he is committing up to two burglaries every day. He is London’s most wanted burglar and a one man crime wave.

“He should not be in this country and I need the public’s help to catch him as quickly as possible.”

The master burglar was deported in 2015 shortly after his release from prison, where he had been serving a

Brzezinski was released from prison and deported in 2015 after serving a short sentence for burglary offences.

His criminal career is thought to have begun in 2007, when he was linked to a spate of burglaries and thefts across south London.

He currently has no fixed address but police have warned that he could be being sheltered by known associates in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.

He is wanted for burglary, firearms offences and for returning to Britain undeclared despite being deported by immigration officials.

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