Burglar tried to hide from police in freezer

31 August 2017, 11:14

in Horsham

This burglar thought he was being cool when he took police literally by hiding in a walk-in freezer at a Horsham chinese takeway.

Police were called around 2.50am on Wednesday, July 26 to the Golden Dragon takeaway on Fitzalan Road in Horsham to reports of a break-in.



Officers initially did a search of the takeaway but couldn't find the suspect, but they didn't give up and found him in the walk-in freezer.

Investigator Bethany Turner said: "PCs Alexander Brown and Jozef Dzwonnik weren't satisfied when they found the place empty and did a thorough search including the freezer where they found the suspect hiding. 

"They arrested 38-year-old Iqbal Miah, who gave them a chilly reception."

The unemployed man of no fixed address was charged with three counts of burglary and possession of a knife.



He appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday (August 24) and pleaded guilty to all four offences and have been sentenced to 25 months in prison, 16 months concurrent for the burglaries and an additional nine months to run consecutively for the weapon.

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