Residents speak against suspect

2017-04-25 06:00
One of the houses that has been broken into in Kensington.

One of the houses that has been broken into in Kensington.

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Furious Kensington residents are planning to sign a petition to have a young man, who is suspected of committing crimes in the area, evicted. This follows a slew of house break-ins that has taken place since last week.

This comes despite the Kensington police saying there has been no evidence linking the man to the recent break-ins.

Police spokesperson Sergeant David Stemmet says: “Yes, we know the guy has been involved in several criminal activities in the community but we have not yet found any evidence linking him to the recent incidents. Investigations are still underway.”

He says no arrests have been made.

At least three house burglaries have been reported since last Thursday, with another three burglaries the previous week (“Four rob home bakery”, People’s Post, 18 April).

A member of the community says she suspects this young man because the pattern of burglaries is similar to the one he was convicted for years ago.

One of the houses that was broken into belongs to the daughter of resident Helen Major. A laptop, jewellery box, DVD player, ladder and toolbox were stolen. The burglar apparently broke the door while no-one was home on Thursday afternoon.

Major says she previously made a case against the man, which he was convicted for.

Another resident who did not want to be named says it is shocking that house-breaking incidents are rising in Kensington every week. He says though he does not want to speculate about the suspect, he would love to see whoever was behind these crimes to pay and be removed from the ­community.

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