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10:17am 22nd November 2017
(Updated 10:17am 22nd November 2017)

Police in Cornwall have launched an appeal to find a man, wanted in connection with a spate of burglaries.

Officers at Newquay CID say 32-year-old Rafal Kniotek has links to the town and Bodmin.

They have confirmed the Polish man was carrying false ID and going by the name of Michal Ziarek.

Images have emerged of Rafal, about to get into a silver Mercedes last Thursday morning.

Devon and Cornwall Police are urging anyone who might have seen him to come forward.

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A force spokesperson said: "Detectives at Newquay CID are wanting to locate 32-year-old Rafal Kniotek who goes by several names and is in possession of false ID cards. Other names he goes by are Simon Siemionko and Michal Ziarek.

"Rafal has links to both Newquay and Bodmin. He is sought in connection to a number of burglaries in the area; police would like to know of his current whereabouts.

"Rafal is wanted for similar offences in other Force areas and is also wanted by immigration for similar offences in Poland and is listed on Poland’s Most Wanted.

"Images have been released of Rafal, including two of him about to enter a silver Mercedes. These were taken in Newquay on the morning of Thursday 16th November.

"If anyone knows of Rafal's whereabouts or can help police with their enquiries, please call 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference CR/097669/17.

"You can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111".

10:17am 22nd November 2017

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