Bumbling burglar falls from roof in attempted burglary

The attack happened in Carnarvon Road, Clacton (file photo) Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The attack happened in Carnarvon Road, Clacton (file photo) Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A bumbling burglar fell from a conservatory roof after attempting to steal a ring from a teenager’s windowsill.

The thief had climbed the conservatory roof at a house in Thyme Mews, Witham, at around 4pm Thursday, September 17, after spotting a ring box on the windowsill.

A teenage boy inside the room tried to get it back – before the burglar stumbled after trying to grab his wrist and fell.

The ring and its box were left behind and the man escaped on a bicycle towards Bramble Road.

The burglar is described as white, in his early 20s and with short ginger hair. He was of a slim build and wore a black top, red shorts and a black face mask.


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Anyone who saw a man matching his description is asked to call Det Con Gemma White at Braintree CID on 101, quoting reference 42/149544/20.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111.

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