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CCTV released in hunt for Coleford 'toilet seat burglar'

By laura_enfield  |  Posted: January 22, 2013

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CCTV of a possible key witness has been released after a man used a toilet seat and a concrete block to try to break into a pub in Coleford.

The would be burglar is believed to have attempted to smash the back doors of the building in Market Place some time between 4am and 9.30am on Wednesday, January 16.

When he failed with the concrete block he returned a second time to try and prise a door open with a toilet lid he had dismantled from a nearby unit that had been put out ready for the skip.

It is believed the man seen on CCTV images from the town may have witnessed the suspect as he walked through Coleford shortly after 4am.

PC Michelle Screen said: "The man in the CCTV image isn't in any sort of trouble at all but I do need to speak to him as he could have seen something that will help us identify the offender.

"If you recognise yourself or somebody else you know in the photo please call us.

"I would also like to speak to anyone else who was in the area of St John Street in Coleford between the hours of 4 and 5am. 

"The suspect is described as white, medium build, wearing a long light coloured coat, white or grey trousers and possibly carrying something." 

Anyone who may have information should call, 101 quoting incident number 84 of January 16.

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  • Studley1975  |  January 23 2013, 10:12AM

    Using A Toilet Seat To Break In.......Genius! :D

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  • disco2disco  |  January 22 2013, 3:27PM

    With that kind of CCTV image it wont be long until the criminal will be caught! I can correctly identify this as a human who has dark hair and appears to be wearing clothes. Also note how this person is walking upright. So that narrows it down quite a bit! How much did this CCTV system cost???

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