Thief nicks hi-vis jacket to carry off stolen laptops on busy Northampton road

Detectives appeal witnesses following lunchtime break-in

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 11:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 11:40 am

A brazen thief walked off down a busy Northampton road carrying two stolen laptops and a small safe wearing a high-vis coat following a break-in last week.

Detectives say the thief used scaffolding to get into a property in Kettering Road North between 1pm and 1.20pm on Thursday (April 29).

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said: "Items including two laptops and a small safe were taken before the man left on foot, walking along Kettering Road North towards Northampton town centre.

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Detectives are hunting a thief who used scaffolding to burgle a Northampton property on Thursday lunchtime
Detectives are hunting a thief who used scaffolding to burgle a Northampton property on Thursday lunchtime

"He is described as a white man in his 20s with short dark hair. He was wearing a grey hooded top when he entered the property — and wore a hi-vis coat on the way out.

"When he left, he had a white carrier bag."

Anyone who saw the incident or has information about it is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 using incident number 21000235266.

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