Do you recognise Christchurch distraction burglar?
By NewsPipe | Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 13:17
Christchurch police are appealing for witnesses and informaiton about a distraction burglary in the Normandy Drive area. Two men called at a house yesterday (Tuesday 9th October) claiming to be court bailiffs. The victim, a 31-year-old man believed them and they entered the property, taking a games console and some cash. They then left in a small white van.
Police e-fit of a man who called at a Christchurch house claiming to be a court bailiff.
Police Constable Bill Nightingale, of Christchurch Police, said: "Enquiries have revealed that the men were not court bailiffs or acting on behalf of debt collecting agencies. I am now in a position to release an e-fit of one of the offenders. If anyone recognises this man please contact Dorset Police urgently."
He continued: "I strongly advise the public to always ask to see official identification from strangers that come to the door. If there are any concerns please check with family, friends and neighbours or call the police.
The first offender, pictured here in an e-fit, is described as a white man, approximately five feet six inches tall, aged between 45 and 55, of heavy build with receding hair. He spoke with an accent that was possibly Scottish or Irish. He wore jeans and a white T shirt.
The second offender is described as a white man, aged between 45 and 55, of heavy build with dark brown short hair. He was wearing jeans and a black T shirt.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 4:367.