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Update on wanted man Rafel Kniotek AKA Simon Siemionko & Michal Ziarek

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Police believe he has fled the UK

Police are still attempting to locate polish-born Kniotek in connection with a spate of burglaries.

Detectives at Newquay CID are still on the hunt for Polish male Rafal Kniotek born 29/12/1985, who has not been seen since the Thursday 16 November. 

Rafel uses a number of names to conceal his identity, some of the names he has used in the past are Pawel, Przemyslaw, Szymon and Michal.

Detective Constable Steve Applewhite, said: “Rafel is currently evading the authorities as he is wanted in Derbyshire, Mansfield, and now Devon and Cornwall, in addition The Home Office / Immigration are seeking him.

“We now believe that Rafel may have left the county. We are asking for the public to remain vigilant as he may return at some point, so please report any new sightings.

“We have recovered many items thought to be stolen and are currently in the process of trying to reunite as much property as possible to the rightful owners.”

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;,KNIOTEK-RAFAL.html

DC Applewhite, added: “Rafel is 6ft tall, medium build, size 11 shoe, right handed, cropped dark brown hair, he has a tattoo on his abdomen of a female figure with the quote “Get Rich Quick or Die trying.

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

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

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