London’s twelve most wanted burglary suspects have been revealed by police as part of a clampdown on residential crime over Christmas.
Mugshots of the dozen supposed thieves were released on Monday as part of the anti-burglary initiative Operation Bumblebee.
The group includes 39-year-old William O’Donaghue who allegedly stole over £10,000 worth of “irreplaceable” gold from a house in Croydon in June.
Other suspects include Suman Shrestha, 26, who is suspected of three burglaries and two attempted burglaries in Hounslow in 2010; Zac Lewis, 27, wanted by Sutton borough for a burglary at a pawnbrokers; and Rebecca Poole, 23, wanted by Harrow borough for four burglaries between June and September.
Commander Simon Letchford of Territorial Policing at the MPS said: “With less than twelve days to go till Christmas 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 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.”
Operation Bumblebee launched in September to target the 25 per cent rise in residential burglary offences that usually takes place over autumn and winter.
The Metropolitan Police’s territorial support group (TSG) have arrested 24 burglars since September, while the latest figures show over 1,400 people have been arrested in connection to burglary between 21 September and 14 December.
Figures up to November 2015 show burglary offences have fallen by 9.8 per cent across the Met, with the biggest reduction seen in residential burglary.
London's 12 most wanted burglary suspects:
1. Jerry James Delaney, 25, wanted by Sutton borough for burglary in Plough Lane, Wallington in January. He is also wanted by Essex Police for drugs offences.
2. Suman Shrestha, 26, wanted by Hounslow borough for three burglaries and two attempted burglaries between September and November 2010.
3. Zac Lewis, 27, wanted by Sutton borough for a burglary at a pawnbrokers in New Addington in September
4. William O’Donaghue, 39, wanted by Croydon borough for a burglary in Nutfield Road in June.
5. Rebecca Poole, 23, wanted by Harrow borough for four burglaries in Wealdstone, between June - September.
6. Olu Adeshina, 27, wanted by Wandsworth, Sutton and Merton boroughs for four residential burglaries between May 2014 and February 2015. He is also wanted on recall to prison after being released in March 2014.
7. John James Courtney, 40, wanted by Westminster borough for two burglaries between July-September.
8. Wojciech Czarnecki, 32, wanted by Ealing and Hammersmith and Fulham boroughs for three burglaries and a theft between November 2013 and January 2014.
9. Marius-Claudius Hantu, 27, wanted by Bromley and Croydon boroughs for failing to appear at court for burglary. He is also wanted by Southwark borough for burglary in Peckham in July 2014.
10. Lars Karlsson, 35, wanted by Kensington and Chelsea borough for burglary in Clarence Gate Gardens in October 2011. He is also wanted by Westminster borough for failing to appear for burglary.
11. James John Radford, 28, wanted by Newham borough for Burglary August, Redbridge borough for theft of motor vehicle in June. He is also wanted in relation to a road traffic collision in Havering in April.
12. Geoffrey Oyenga, 45, wanted by Haringey borough for a burglary in August 2012 and Waltham Forest borough for two burglaries in August and November 2012. He is also wanted for non payment of fines.