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Bikes stolen from Blackfriars Road flats: police appeal

Detectives investigating a number of burglaries at a block of flats in Blackfriars Road have released an image of a man they wish to identify.

Bikes stolen from Blackfriars Road flats: police appeal

Four break-ins were reported during April and May at Globe View House on Blackfriars Road.

A total of three bikes and two bicycle wheels were stolen. Officers believe that all four burglaries were carried out by the same man.

In each burglary, the suspect broke in to the building and targeted bicycles that were stored in the basement.

During the first burglary at approximately 11.20am on Sunday 22 April, a mountain bike was stolen.

The second incident was on Wednesday 25 April at about 10am which involved two wheels being stolen from a bike.

During the third incident at approximately midnight on Sunday 29 April, two bicycles were stolen.

In the fourth incident at 1.53pm on Tuesday 1 May the suspect attempted to enter the basement but was confronted by a member of security staff and ran off empty handed.

DC Amidatu Mustapha from Walworth CID said: "The bikes were all worth between 600 and 1000 each and I am committed to finding the person responsible.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the man shown in the still released, or anyone who witnessed the burglaries."

Anyone that can assist the investigation is asked to contact Walworth CID via 101 quoting CAD 3912/01MAY18. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org

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