By Hugh Dunnett
Norfolk Police have released a photograph of a man they wish to question over a series of burglaries.
Using the latest fingerprint and footprint technology, forensics teams confirmed a thief with 28 fingers and toes was responsible for dozens of break-ins in the Norwich area.
But detectives warn that the description only narrows down the list of Norfolk suspects to around 12,000 men.
They have now published a CCTV image from one of the crime scenes of the man they wish to speak to, and have appealed for anyone who knows him to come forward.
A detective working on the case told the Suffolk Gazette: “You’d have thought that finding someone with 28 fingers and toes would be quite easy. But it’s normal for Norfolk – and this thief could be blending in with any community in the county.”
Police yesterday released a man they had arrested in relation to the burglaries. Billy Bob Spuckler, 24, of Downham Market, was found to have been in custody at the time of one of the break-ins for posing as a rich businessman on dating sites, so could not have been responsible.