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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A homeowner fought back against a burglar and caused him to fall into a bush.
The man awoke to noise at the back of his house in Beccles Road, Gorleston, at about 1am on Tuesday, August 28 and found a man in the garden, who was leaving his shed on his bicycle via the front of the house, carrying a rucksack filled with his food.
He pursued the burglar and grabbed him just as he was in the process of pedalling.
The have-a-go homeowner pulled the rucksack throwing the burglar into bushes, who then fled.
All of the man’s property was recovered with help from two people the police would like to trace.
A young man and young woman are thought to have witnessed the drama and then helped the man carry his property inside the house.
Police are asking them - or anyone who knows who they are - to come forward, and officers are also keen to hear from anyone with information about the burglar.
Call Pc Grant Buchanan at Gorleston on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.