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Horsham Weekly Bulletin

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Friday 1st September 2017

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Freeze! But this wasn't quite what the officers meant

This burglar thought he was being cool when he took police literally by hiding in a walk-in freezer at a Horsham Chinese takeaway.(Please see link for photograph )

Police were called around 2.50am on Wednesday, July 26 to the Golden Dragon takeaway on Fitzalan Road in Horsham to reports of a break-in.

Officers initially did a search of the takeaway but couldn't find the suspect, but they didn't give up and found him in the walk-in freezer.

Investigator Bethany Turner said: "PCs Alexander Brown and Jozef Dzwonnik weren't satisfied when they found the place empty and did a thorough search including the freezer where they found the suspect hiding.

"They arrested 38-year-old Iqbal Miah, who gave them a chilly reception."

The unemployed man of no fixed address was charged with three counts of burglary and possession of a knife.

He appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday (August 24) and pleaded guilty to all four offences and have been sentenced to 25 months in prison, 16 months concurrent for the burglaries and an additional nine months to run consecutively for the weapon.

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Crime summary



Reference: 0919 of 25th August   

Location: Two Mile Ash Road, Barns Green

Date and time: 1200-1500hrs on the 25th August

Details: Entry gained to property through insecure window. Jewellery and Computer equipment were stolen.

Reference: 1008 25th August  

Location: Plumtree Cross Lane, Itchingfield, Horsham

Date and time: 1700hrs 24th and 1600hrs 25th August 

Details: Entry gained to a property by breaking a window. Jewellery stolen


Other than Dwelling


Reference: 1202 of 25th August

Location: Gaggle Wood, Mannings Heath

Date and time: 2000hrs 24th August – 1700hrs 25th August.

Details: Broke padlock off garden shed and stole power tools and a pedal cycle.

Reference:  0288 28th August 

Location: Collingwood Road, Horsham

Date and time: 22nd August

Details: Unknown how entry was gained to garage. Stole Pedal Cycle.

Reference: 0642 of 28th August

Location: East Street, Rusper

Date and time: 15th – 25th August

Details: Unknown how entry was gained to shed. Stole Power Tool. 

Reference:  0719 30th August 

Location: The Crescent, Cootham, Pulborough

Date and time: Approx. 1300hrs 30th August 

Details: Garage door broken and entry gained. Various items stolen.

Reference: 0908 31/08

Location: Wimlands Lane, Faygate

Date and Time: 0700hrs – 1550hrs 31st August

Details: Entry gained by forcing a window at the rear of the property. Stole Power tools, cash and clothing.



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