Local Suspect Named One of London's 12 Most Wanted

Czarnecki's picture released as part of Met crackdown against burglars

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A man who is wanted by both Hammersmith and Fulham and Ealing boroughs has been named by police as one of London's 12 most wanted burglary suspects.

Wojciech Czarnecki, 32 is wanted by the two boroughs for three burglaries and a theft between November 2013 and January 2014.

He is among a 'dirty dozen' whose pictures have been released by the Metropolitan Police Service in an attempt to crack down on the capital’s most evasive suspects this Christmas.

The photos have been uploaded to the Crimestoppers website in a public appeal for help.

Specialist manhunt teams made up of officers from the Met’s Territorial Support Group, (TSG) and officers from boroughs are in action across all parts of the capital, tracking down wanted suspects as part of ongoing Operation Bumblebee.

Operation Bumblebee launched in September to target the 25 percent rise in residential burglary offences traditionally seen during autumn and winter.

The Met says the London-wide hunt for wanted offenders is part of a range of tactics being used to crack down on burglary, as part of the Met’s ongoing commitment to drive down this type of crime, arrest offenders and support victims.

The TSG teams - which specialise in intelligence-led operations - have successfully arrested 24 burglars since September.

Latest figures show that between 21 September and 14 December, over 1,400 people have been arrested in connection with burglary offences. 165 wanted offenders have been arrested for burglary across the Met.

Commander Simon Letchford of Territorial Policing at the MPS, said: "We are stepping up our activity to locate and arrest outstanding wanted suspects as part of our ongoing response to tackling burglary in the capital.

"We would like to trace any of the individuals and would like to hear from anyone with information that could help further our enquiries.

"We will use every means at our disposal to catch those wanted so they can face justice, so our message is clear: If your face is on this list, hand yourself in - don’t ruin Christmas for your family."

You can see pictures of all 12 suspects here. If you have any information on the whereabouts of those pictured, please do not approach them, but contact police on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form.

December 22, 2015

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