Burglary suspect who hurled tiles at police from a rooftop in Waddon, Croydon, is arrested after near nine-hour stand-off

Rooftop standoff: Burglary suspect on roof throwing tiles at police

Rooftop standoff: Burglary suspect on roof throwing tiles at police

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A burglary suspect who showered police with roof tiles in a tense stand-off throughout yesterday, was eventually brought down and arrested.

The man, named locally as Joe Barnett, clambered up onto the roof to evade police at around 10.30am.

Officers arrived at the address in Barrow Road, Waddon, after reports of a burglary in progress.

When they spotted Barnett inside the house, he made a run for it and climbed up onto the roof. 

Barnett, who was topless throughout the stand-off, chucked roof tiles and hurled abuse at police, as officers in climbing gear prepared to scale the house and bring him down.

He eventually climbed down at around 7pm and was arrested.

Barnett is now in custody and yet to be charged.

Did you see the stand-off? Did you take any pictures? Call the news desk on 020 8722 6358, or email tom.gillespie@london.newsquest.co.uk.

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1:49pm Sat 30 Aug 14

alroutemaster says...

Why do the police waste so much time and inconvience people going about their lawful business? Why can't they just shoot these scum and get it finished quicker.....
Why do the police waste so much time and inconvience people going about their lawful business? Why can't they just shoot these scum and get it finished quicker..... alroutemaster
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