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Public urged to help trace present thief

Police in Douglas are appealing to the Manx public to help them trace a thief who has ruined a family's Christmas.

An intruder entered a house in Primrose Avenue via the back door in the early hours of Boxing Day, making off with a white HP Pavillion laptop, a Play Station 4 and cash, given as presents.

Officers say it was an opportunist theft by someone looking to snatch valuables while the occupants were asleep.

Detective Constable Sam Cannell has described it as a heartless act:

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