E-fit released of Portslade distraction burglar
11 January 2013
Police have released an E-fit of a man they would like to
speak to following a distraction burglary in Portslade.
The incident happened on 18 October last year in Newtimber
Drive when the 82-year-old woman opened her door to a man who was
selling cards and calendars at about 4.30pm.
He then distracted her by asking for a glass of water, and
after he'd left the victim discovered that £50 was missing from her
A police spokesperson said: "The man claimed his name was
Jimmy and we are releasing this image in the hope that someone may
recognise him. Distraction burglary is a dispicable crime, with
offenders praying on some of the most vulnerable people in our
communities. If anyone has any information we would ask them to
call police on 101, quoting serial1455 of 18/10/12."
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