Burglar stole cash and ‘sentimental watch’ in break-in

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A burglar broke into a business and stole cash and a watch.

The break-in at Grove Mills, High Street, Heckmondwike happened at around 7.15pm on Thursday, September 3.

An Omega Seamaster watch was stolen which has the serial number 81368882 before the suspect drove off in a white van.

PC Chris Birkenshaw, of Batley and Spen neighbourhood police team, said : “I would appeal to anyone who may have information which may help identify the man pictured to come forwards.

“Equally, if anyone was in the area around the time of the offence and saw or heard anything suspicious I would encourage them to contact the police.

“The stolen watch is very distinctive and is of great sentimental value to the owner. I would also appeal to anyone who has been invited to buy the watch, or who has seen it for sale to contact the police.”

Anyone with any information should contact PC Birkenshaw at Batley and Spen NPT on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.