A brazen thief who climbed up scaffolding in broad daylight to steal from an Ilfracombe guest house is being hunted by police. On Thursday between 9.45am and 2.30pm the offender scrambled up scaffolding on the building in St Brannock s Road and got in thr

A brazen thief who climbed up scaffolding in broad daylight to steal from an Ilfracombe guest house is being hunted by police.

On Thursday between 9.45am and 2.30pm the offender scrambled up scaffolding on the building in St Brannock's Road and got in through a first floor window.

Once inside he scooped up an Acer laptop worth £350 and then made his way back down the scaffold frame.

Police are hoping someone may have seen the man clambering around on the scaffolding during the middle of the day and have asked anyone who saw anything suspicious to get in touch. If you can help, contact police on 08452 777444 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting crime reference CI/10/960.