Police appeal to trace man who burgled 71-year-old in West Wickham

PUBLISHED: 09:22 26 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:22 26 April 2018

Police are trying to identify this man. Picture: Met Police

Police are trying to identify this man. Picture: Met Police


Detectives have released CCTV of a man they wish to identify after a residential address was burgled in West Wickham.

Police were called at approximately 9.55pm on Tuesday, March 27 to reports of a burglary at an address on Oaklands Avenue.

Between 8.30pm and 8:40pm, a man broke into the address via the back door whilst the homeowner, a 71-year-old man, was out.

The suspect entered the kitchen before seeing an internal security camera and turning it off.

He then proceeded to steal jewellery and perfume belonging to the victim’s late parents.

DC Chris Taylor, who leads the investigation for Bromley Police, said: “Did you see the man pictured in this CCTV in the area on Tuesday, March 27 or know of his whereabouts now?

“This was a brazen burglary which has left an elderly man feeling unsafe in his own home and I would urge anyone with information to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 and quote CAD 8387/27mar or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Bromley Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Bromley Times