British police hunt "Goldilocks"

Fri May 27, 2011 6:04am EDT
 
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - British police appealed for help on Friday in tracing a suspected burglar they have dubbed "Goldilocks" because he breaks into houses, eats food and then has a sleep.

Essex detectives said they were trying to trace Jesse Dobinson who is suspected of carrying out two burglaries at a house in Wickford, northeast of London, in February and March.

"On both occasions beds in the property were slept in and food eaten before items, including electrical goods, were stolen," police said in a statement.

Unlike the fairytale character, Dobinson is also wanted in connection with an assault and a knifepoint robbery.

(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Steve Addison)