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Manhunt under way after knife-wielding burglar tries to break into home

PUBLISHED: 06:49 14 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:28 14 October 2017

Police are releasing CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an aggravated burglary in Lowestoft. Picture: Courtesy of Suffolk Police

Police are releasing CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an aggravated burglary in Lowestoft. Picture: Courtesy of Suffolk Police

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Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary have released CCTV images of a man they are keen to speak to.

Police are releasing CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an aggravated burglary in Lowestoft. Picture: Courtesy of Suffolk Police

Police are releasing CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an aggravated burglary in Lowestoft. Picture: Courtesy of Suffolk Police

Police officers were called to a home on The Avenue, in south Lowestoft, about 10.40am yesterday (Thursday, October 12), following reports of a burglary in progress where a window had been smashed, which activated the house alarm.

A police spokesman said: “A member of public reported seeing a man carrying a knife exit the property, who shouted threats as he ran towards a parked car, a grey Volvo.

Police are releasing CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an aggravated burglary in Lowestoft. Picture: Courtesy of Suffolk Police

Police are releasing CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an aggravated burglary in Lowestoft. Picture: Courtesy of Suffolk Police

“The suspect drove the vehicle towards Blackheath Woods where it became stuck along a bridleway and he decamped.”

With police releasing CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with this aggravated burglary in Lowestoft, detectives are linking this incident to a second burglary in Snape earlier this week, where a car was stolen.

The break in happened at a home in Gromford Lane at some point between 6.30pm on Tuesday, October 10 and 2.30pm on October 11. Access to the property was gained via a window and keys to the grey Volvo were taken.

The suspect left another vehicle, a red Vauxhall Corsa which is also believed to be stolen, in the driveway of the premises.

Anyone with information about who the man is or about either of the incidents should call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting crime number 66624/17. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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