Around 11.30am on Monday 10 December 2018, a man gained entry to a house on Judge Avenue Claremont by forcing his way inside. The occupant of the house was home and called police. The man left the house by jumping over a rear fence and left the area. A subsequent check of CCTV in the area showed that the man was seen getting onto a train at the nearby Loch Street Train Station.

During the burglary, a number of presents were ripped open that were under the Christmas tree.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation.

The man is described as dark skinned, medium build, short dark hair with tattoos on his neck and legs. He was wearing a black top and shorts as well as runners. He used some striped material to cover his face during the burglary.

If you have any information about the identity of this man or details of this offence please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid. Please quote Reference Number 9118.

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