Cops launch manhunt for thug burglar who looks like Take That singer Gary Barlow

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The e-fit of the would-be thief looks like Gary Barlow (Image: Kent Police / SWNS.COM)
The e-fit of the would-be thief looks like Gary Barlow (Image: Kent Police / SWNS.COM)

Police are on the hunt for a burglar whose e-fit looks uncannily like Take That crooner Gary Barlow.

The wanted crook punched a woman in a bungled attempt to raid a home in Deal, Kent before fleeing through a window.

He was wearing a balaclava but it came off during the incident to reveal his face.

An e-fit has been released by police that bears a resemblance to singer-songwriter Barlow - though no one is suggesting the popstar is the burglar.

The would-be thief broke into the house in the early hours of December 17, waking the owners in the process.

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Cops launch manhunt for thug burglar who looks like Take That singer Gary BarlowThe man's balaclava came off during a struggle with the owners of the house (Kent Police / SWNS.COM)

They confronted the man, who threatened them - demanding their house keys be handed over.

The suspect grappled with one of the victims and ended up punching a woman, before fleeing through a window empty handed.

It was during the struggle his balaclava came off.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: "Kent Police was called to a property in Cannon Street following a report of a burglary which had taken place between 4.15am and 4.25am on Saturday, December 17, 2022.

"The occupants had woken up to find an intruder and when confronted by one of them, he made threats to harm them if they did not give him the house keys.

"A struggle ensued before the offender climbed out of a window and left the house. During the incident a woman was punched. Nothing has been reported stolen.

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"Officers would like to speak to anyone who has information regarding the burglary, or recognises the man depicted in the e-fit.

"The offender was described as wearing light coloured trousers, a dark fleece and a light coloured coat. He also wore a dark coloured balaclava which came off during the incident."

Witnesses can call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/240384/22 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or through the online form on their website.

Sara Odeen-Isbister

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