STICKY FINGERS: Burglar leaves trail of sweets after breaking into Ilkeston house


Derbyshire police are searching for a burglar who stole a laptop and jewellery from a house, and left a trail of confections behind as they made their escape.

Officers said the burglar, who smashed the glass of a door to enter a property in Anson Walk, Ilkeston, left a trail of sweets through the house as they raided for valuables.

The force said in a statement: "

Sometime between 4.40pm and 6.20pm on Tuesday, April 5, a burglar smashed glass in the door of a house in Anson Walk, Ilkeston.

"They took a laptop and earrings. They left a trail of sweets up the stairs, possibly to distract the victim’s dog."

Witnesses or anyone with information should call PC Phil Harris on 101, quoting crime reference 14895/16. Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.