Reward offered to catch Nailsea burglar
By Carol_Deacon | Friday, February 11, 2011, 15:34
A Nailsea resident is offering a reward for the return of property stolen from his home.
The house in Farler’s End was targeted by the burglar at midday on Tuesday.
The house owner said: “He smashed our kitchen window, climbed in and helped himself.”
It is believed that an earlier attempt to break-in was foiled as the residents were still at home.
Two workmen witnessed a young man in his early 20s, of medium build and between 5ft 9in and 5ft 11in tall carrying at 42in flat screen television along Farler’s End towards Ash Hayes Road.
They said he was wearing a distinctive hooded grey tracksuit and light-coloured trainers.
A police spokesman said: “The burglary was reported at 2.43pm and is believed to have occurred around lunchtime.
“A kitchen window was smashed to gain access to the property and taken property including a laptop and large television.
“An investigation has begun to identify the person responsible and locate the stolen items.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Avon and Somerset police on 0845 456 7000.
“Alternatively, people can phone the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. They never ask your name or trace your call.”
The latest crime figures show there were five reported burglaries in Nailsea during December 2010 but that crime generally in the area is considered ‘average’.
The householder added: “Please don’t let this burglar get away with this, he may break into your home next.”
Two weeks ago 20 laptops valued at £7,300 were taken from Backwell School by thieves who broke a window in the science department.