Cowell, his partner Lauren Silverman and their 21-month-old son were
asleep when the burglar broke into their home in Holland Park, west
London, on December 4.
Police have released CCTV footage and a still of a man wearing a
woolly red hat and dark coat who they want to speak to in connection
with the incident.
The man in the footage is described as slim, approximately 5ft 10in tall, and he was wearing dark trousers.
Security guard M’Bathonha Mendes has told how he wrestled with the burglar after spotting him acting suspiciously near the home.
He told the Sunday Mirror he drove after the burglar and managed to snatch
back Cowell’s bag containing about £500,000 of jewellery.
A 37-year-old man has already been arrested in connection with the
incident and has been bailed to a date in early January pending further
Detective Chief Inspector Will Young said: “This is an ongoing
investigation involving a number of lines of inquiry and we are actively
following all leads in an effort to identify the suspect concerned.
“A man has already been arrested in connection with this incident and is currently on police bail.
“Theoccupants were unharmed during the incident but understandably are
shaken by what happened and are keen to recover all of the items that
were stolen which are of sentimental value.”
Anyone who knows the
man in the footage or has information about the incident should call
Kensington and Chelsea CID on 020 8246 0137, or Crimestoppers
anonymously on 0800 555111.
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