Dorset Police have released a photo taken from a USB drive they suspect was taken from the scene of an attempted burglary in Bournemouth in March this year.
At around 7am on Sunday 29 March 2020 the resident of a home in Penrith Road, Bournemouth, disturbed an intruder in their garage. The offender’s face was covered but the homeowner reported that they had attempted to take a bicycle from the garage before they ran from the house, leaving behind a rucksack.
Inside the rucksack was a slip of paper from Mojo Surf, a surfing experience company in Australia, and the USB drive, which contained images of The Great Barrier Reef, and what appear to be a number of selfies. The police do not believe these items belong to the offender, but to a victim from one of the offender’s previous burglaries.
Police Community Support Investigator, Kayleigh Holder of Dorset Police, said: “We are making enquiries to identify who the USB drive belongs to and are releasing an image from the drive in the hope that it will prompt the owner to come forward. We have pixelated their face to protect their identity.
“I would urge anyone who recognises this photo or has any information about either the recovered USB drive or the attempted burglary in Penrith Road to please contact us.
“I would like to stress that it is not believed that the person in the image has any connection with the attempted burglary and we are purely trying to identify them so we can return their property.”
Please contact Dorset Police if you have any information that can help with their investigation. You can get in touch via their website, by email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200046050. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website.