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Appeal after distraction burglary in Hailsham

21 Apr, 2017 14:54 News Witness Appeals

Police are appealing for information about a distraction burglary in Hailsham.

Between midday and 2.25pm on Tuesday (April 18) a man called at a house in The Gages and claimed to be from the council. The victim, a 52-year-old disabled man, let him in as he claimed he was there to check on the victim's welfare.

After a short while the victim became concerned about the man and asked him to leave which he did, soon after he noticed his wallet with cash and bank card had gone.

Detective Constable Claire Linsell said: "The suspect is described as white, mid 30s and scruffy looking. Anyone who saw this man in the area is asked to contact us. Always make sure you ask for identification when someone comes to your door before you let them in. Make a call to the company they claim to be from if you are unsure. If they are genuine they won't mind waiting."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online quoting serial 748 of 18/04.

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