Who’s this man? Police issue CCTV image of suspect after burglary attempt at Poplar

Intruder caught on camera at Poplar's Boston Lodge in Canton Street

Intruder caught on camera at Poplar's Boston Lodge in Canton Street - Credit: MPS

This is the image of a man police want to question following an attempted burglary in a block of flats in London’s East End.

Detectives issued the CCTV footage yesterday to identify and question him followintg the incident in the run-up to Christmas.

An attempted break-in was reported from a flat at Poplar’s Boston Lodge in Canton Street, off the A13 East India Dock Road near the Blackwall Tunnel, thought to have been between 5.30 and 6.30pm on Tuesday, December 15, when the front door was damaged.

A man in his 20s was seen earlier that day going into the communal entrance and letting in another man.

The pair then tried breaking into a flat and used tools to stop the internal security door closing shut to keep an escape route open, Scotland Yard says.

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A camera on the ground floor inside the premises caught the activity.

His accomplice has since been identified, police confirmed. Now detectives want to trace the man on camera (above), described as thin, in his 20s, with short black hair, who was wearing a camouflage-style jacket over a blue hooded top, dark blue trousers and grey trainers.

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Anyone who may recognise him or has information is being urged by detectives to call 101, with the reference 200531, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.

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