Police hunt ‘sleep and run' trickster

05 December 2014 by
Police hunt ‘sleep and run' trickster

Police have warned B&B and hotel owners to be on the lookout for a man who is suspected of committing a string of ‘sleep and run' thefts across the country.

The man, named as Allan Goodin, 64, has a history of staying in establishments and then leaving without paying, as well as stealing from the proprietors.

PC Graham Holmes of the Operation Bumblebee manhunt team said Goodin was thought to still be very active, and is known to have used more than 24 aliases.

He is known to have committed four burglaries and is also wanted by prison services.

He has a tattoo on his left arm, giving the name of "Lynn".

He is described as being 6'2″ with a London accent who comes across as very pleasant and convincing.

Anyone who has information on his whereabouts should call PC Holmes on 07957 166929.

However, if Goodin is spotted in your establishment, call 999 immediately.

Operation Bumblebee is an anti-burglary campaign undertaken by London's Metropolitan Police, which aims to crack down on burglary in the capital. It was first launched in north London in 1991.

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