Daring burglar shimmies up drainpipe

POLICE are hunting a burglar who scaled the side of a flat to break in through a first floor balcony.

POLICE are hunting a burglar who scaled the side of a flat to break in through a first floor balcony.

Officers want to hear from anyone who saw a man climbing up the building in Penfold Road, Clacton, between 10pm on Wednesday and noon yesterday.

The thief bagged a pink laptop, mp3 player and other items, together worth a three-figure sum, after causing �100 damage by breaking open the balcony door.

Investigating officer, Pc Sarah Scott, said: “The flat and balcony are in full view of the road and we hope that someone walking past might have seen a person shimmying up to the balcony.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who has been offered a laptop or iPod for sale.”

Anyone with information should contact Pc Scott at Clacton CID on 0300 333 4444.

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