Police looking for ‘James Corden lookalike’ and accomplice after Ilford burglary

An Ilford resident startled a burglar in his home on Tuesday but it was too late to stop him getting away with a safe containing cash, gold and documents.

The man was in the top floor bedroom of his home in Gloucester Gardens when the door was kicked open around 6pm.

He saw a white man in the doorway and shouted at him but the suspect ran out the property into a dark Audi A3, which was driven away towards Hereford Gardens by another man.

They took a 2ft by 2ft safe containing £4,000 cash, an Asian gold wedding set valued at £7,000 and identification documents.

The first suspect was described as resembling television actor James Corden and was wearing blue Adidas tracksuit bottoms.


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Anyone with information should contact the Ilford burglary squad on 020 8345 2610.

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