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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Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.
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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