Telford burglar escapes after being disturbed by householder

By Nick Humphreys | Telford | News | Published:

A teenage burglar escaped after he was disturbed by a householder in Telford.

The man, described as aged between 16 and 18 and dressed all in black, was rumbled after entering a house in Bridgnorth Road, Broseley. He pushed past the resident and escaped through the back door.

The incident happened at around 11am on Monday.

A police sniffer dog tracked the burglar's scent that led over the fields to the area of Park View. It is believed that was the route the suspect took during his escape.

Scenes of Crime have also attended the address to check for any potential forensic evidence that the offender may have left behind.

A police spokesman said: "If you were in the area of Bridgnorth Road or Park View, Broseley, or witnessed anything that you think may be linked to this crime, please call 101 and refer to incident 0176S200519."

Residents have also been advised you to keep doors locked at all times, even if when in the house.

The spokesman added: "If you live in the Easthope area and have not been to your outbuildings in the last few days, it may be worth checking them."

Anyone with information should call 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Nick Humphreys

By Nick Humphreys
Senior Reporter

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star focusing on Bridgnorth.


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