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Hunt for London's 12 'most evasive' burglary suspects

People wanted by police Image copyright Met Police
Image caption The Met said it wanted to find and arrest "outstanding wanted suspects" to tackle burglary in the run up to Christmas

Twelve of London's "most evasive" burglary suspects, including a man who stole more than £10,000 worth of Asian gold, are being hunted by the Met.

The force has released images of the suspects and said the stolen gold, worth a lot for sentimental reasons, is "irreplaceable".

A 39-year-old man is being hunted in connection with the crime.

More than 1,400 people were arrested over burglary offences from 21 September to 14 December, the Met said.

Suspects photographed, left to right:

Top row

  • Olu Adeshina, 27, wanted for four residential burglaries and on recall to prison after being released in March 2014
  • William O'Donaghue, 39, wanted for a burglary
  • Geoffrey Oyenga, 45, wanted for three burglaries and for non payment of fines
  • Rebecca Poole, 23, wanted for four burglaries

Second row

  • Zac Lewis, 27, wanted for a burglary at a pawnbrokers
  • Wojciech Czarnecki, 32, wanted for three burglaries and a theft
  • Jerry James Delaney, 25, wanted for a burglary and for drugs offences
  • Suman Shrestha, 26, wanted for three burglaries and two attempted burglaries

Third row

  • Lars Karlsson, 35, wanted for burglary and for failing to appear at court for burglary
  • James John Radford, 28, wanted borough for burglary, for theft of a motor vehicle and in relation to a road traffic collision
  • Marius-Claudius Hantu, 27, wanted for failing to appear at court for burglary and for burglary
  • John James Courtney, 40, wanted for two burglaries

Simon Letchford at the Met's Territorial Policing arm said he was stepping up efforts to find and arrest "outstanding wanted suspects" to tackle burglary in the run up to Christmas.

He asked anyone with information to get in touch.

Mr Letchford added: "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'."

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