Warning after man seen trying car doors in Horwich

The CCTV image released in a bid to help identify the man who was seen trying car doors in Horwich

The CCTV image released in a bid to help identify the man who was seen trying car doors in Horwich

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , crime reporter

A WOULD-BE thief is being hunted after he was caught on camera trying car doors in Horwich.

Police are appealing for anyone who recognises the suspect pictured to contact them.

The man was caught on CCTV on August 13 at 4.24am.

Police are not revealing how the footage to protect the owner's anonymity, but the incident took place in Horwich.

They say the footage shows that criminals are not fazed by security lights and will continue to attempt to steal from vehicles.

Police are reminding residents not to give thieves an opportunity and to make sure valuables are out of sight.

Anyone with information about the man or his identity can call police on 0161 8565761 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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11:22am Mon 1 Sep 14

marco999 says...

I hope somebody can identify him. These scum bags skulk around at night when decent people are in bed and try to steal their hard earned property - makes me sick.
I hope somebody can identify him. These scum bags skulk around at night when decent people are in bed and try to steal their hard earned property - makes me sick. marco999
  • Score: 39

11:56am Mon 1 Sep 14

manchester1 says...

Looks like some old homeless drunk looking for somewhere to sleep..........
Looks like some old homeless drunk looking for somewhere to sleep.......... manchester1
  • Score: -8

12:02pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Horwich Observer says...

Any chance of seeing more images from the same camera of this nocturnal scum bag...?
Any chance of seeing more images from the same camera of this nocturnal scum bag...? Horwich Observer
  • Score: 15

12:37pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Cheeseware says...

"Police are not revealing how the footage to protect the owner's anonymity, but the incident took place in Horwich. "

Articles in the BN are getting harder to read these days. "how the footage to protect"????? No doubt a quick re-write will occur soon.
"Police are not revealing how the footage to protect the owner's anonymity, but the incident took place in Horwich. " Articles in the BN are getting harder to read these days. "how the footage to protect"????? No doubt a quick re-write will occur soon. Cheeseware
  • Score: 12

12:49pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Albinosupport says...

We had this happening where I live, just off Wigan Road, in July, he was trying all the car doors and house doors, a night later the empty house next to us was broken into.
We had this happening where I live, just off Wigan Road, in July, he was trying all the car doors and house doors, a night later the empty house next to us was broken into. Albinosupport
  • Score: 5

1:14pm Mon 1 Sep 14

mrs philainsy says...

manchester1 wrote:
Looks like some old homeless drunk looking for somewhere to sleep..........
David Moyes??
[quote][p][bold]manchester1[/bold] wrote: Looks like some old homeless drunk looking for somewhere to sleep..........[/p][/quote]David Moyes?? mrs philainsy
  • Score: 4

1:18pm Mon 1 Sep 14

manchester1 says...

mrs philainsy wrote:
manchester1 wrote:
Looks like some old homeless drunk looking for somewhere to sleep..........
David Moyes??
Lol..
[quote][p][bold]mrs philainsy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manchester1[/bold] wrote: Looks like some old homeless drunk looking for somewhere to sleep..........[/p][/quote]David Moyes??[/p][/quote]Lol.. manchester1
  • Score: 2

1:18pm Mon 1 Sep 14

manchester1 says...

mrs philainsy wrote:
manchester1 wrote:
Looks like some old homeless drunk looking for somewhere to sleep..........
David Moyes??
Lol..
[quote][p][bold]mrs philainsy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manchester1[/bold] wrote: Looks like some old homeless drunk looking for somewhere to sleep..........[/p][/quote]David Moyes??[/p][/quote]Lol.. manchester1
  • Score: 0

1:19pm Mon 1 Sep 14

mrs philainsy says...

marco999 wrote:
I hope somebody can identify him. These scum bags skulk around at night when decent people are in bed and try to steal their hard earned property - makes me sick.
Myself and My Grandkids were coming out of The Albert Halls last Christmas after watching a Panto.

A Guy, was blatantly going along a line of Cars including mine - behind the Police Station, trying all the Doors.

When I shouted "What are you doing"? He simply shrugged and carried on walking away - slowly.
He didn't give a monkeys.
[quote][p][bold]marco999[/bold] wrote: I hope somebody can identify him. These scum bags skulk around at night when decent people are in bed and try to steal their hard earned property - makes me sick.[/p][/quote]Myself and My Grandkids were coming out of The Albert Halls last Christmas after watching a Panto. A Guy, was blatantly going along a line of Cars including mine - behind the Police Station, trying all the Doors. When I shouted "What are you doing"? He simply shrugged and carried on walking away - slowly. He didn't give a monkeys. mrs philainsy
  • Score: 13

1:31pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Rememberscarborough says...

I wouldn't like to be the police officer who has to deal with this. Quite clearly these blokes (never women?) are guilty as hell of intending to commit a crime but until they find an open door and enter the vehicle they can't be charged with anything. Time for a law change?
I wouldn't like to be the police officer who has to deal with this. Quite clearly these blokes (never women?) are guilty as hell of intending to commit a crime but until they find an open door and enter the vehicle they can't be charged with anything. Time for a law change? Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 12

3:10pm Mon 1 Sep 14

atlas123 says...

Rememberscarborough wrote:
I wouldn't like to be the police officer who has to deal with this. Quite clearly these blokes (never women?) are guilty as hell of intending to commit a crime but until they find an open door and enter the vehicle they can't be charged with anything. Time for a law change?
Wrong....

1)A person is guilty of the offence of vehicle interference if he interferes with a motor vehicle or trailer or with anything carried in or on a motor vehicle or trailer with the intention that an offence specified in subsection (2) below shall be committed by himself or some other person.
Criminal Attempts Act 1981 - Legislation.gov.uk
www.legislation.gov.
uk/ukpga/1981/47/sec
tion/9
[quote][p][bold]Rememberscarborough[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't like to be the police officer who has to deal with this. Quite clearly these blokes (never women?) are guilty as hell of intending to commit a crime but until they find an open door and enter the vehicle they can't be charged with anything. Time for a law change?[/p][/quote]Wrong.... 1)A person is guilty of the offence of vehicle interference if he interferes with a motor vehicle or trailer or with anything carried in or on a motor vehicle or trailer with the intention that an offence specified in subsection (2) below shall be committed by himself or some other person. Criminal Attempts Act 1981 - Legislation.gov.uk www.legislation.gov. uk/ukpga/1981/47/sec tion/9 atlas123
  • Score: 9

6:35pm Mon 1 Sep 14

piszoff says...

Rememberscarborough wrote:
I wouldn't like to be the police officer who has to deal with this. Quite clearly these blokes (never women?) are guilty as hell of intending to commit a crime but until they find an open door and enter the vehicle they can't be charged with anything. Time for a law change?
Or a 440v zap
[quote][p][bold]Rememberscarborough[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't like to be the police officer who has to deal with this. Quite clearly these blokes (never women?) are guilty as hell of intending to commit a crime but until they find an open door and enter the vehicle they can't be charged with anything. Time for a law change?[/p][/quote]Or a 440v zap piszoff
  • Score: 3

9:36pm Mon 1 Sep 14

artistpaint says...

Lets get more cctv on our streets.
Lets get more cctv on our streets. artistpaint
  • Score: 0

9:40am Tue 2 Sep 14

655321 says...

piszoff wrote:
Rememberscarborough wrote:
I wouldn't like to be the police officer who has to deal with this. Quite clearly these blokes (never women?) are guilty as hell of intending to commit a crime but until they find an open door and enter the vehicle they can't be charged with anything. Time for a law change?
Or a 440v zap
Unfortunately that would see the car crime victim in court instead of the chavscum perpetrator.

What backward times we live in...
[quote][p][bold]piszoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rememberscarborough[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't like to be the police officer who has to deal with this. Quite clearly these blokes (never women?) are guilty as hell of intending to commit a crime but until they find an open door and enter the vehicle they can't be charged with anything. Time for a law change?[/p][/quote]Or a 440v zap[/p][/quote]Unfortunately that would see the car crime victim in court instead of the chavscum perpetrator. What backward times we live in... 655321
  • Score: 2
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