Police appeal over Twydall burglary
Police are appealing for witnesses.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a reported burglary in Twydall.
During the incident in Rolvenden Avenue last Wednesday, the disabled resident left the house to pop to a local shop.
Due to his disability, he left the side gates of his back garden open. When he returned, a man entered the garden and asked to speak to somebody in the house.
The victim went inside to fetch a relative, leaving the man in the garden. But by the time he returned with his daughter, the man had disappeared. The victims searched the house and realised a purse, which contained £200 in cash, had been taken.
It is believed to have happened between 2.15pm and 2.25pm.
Officers have released a description of the offender, who is said to be white, approximately 25-years-old, with dark short hair. He was smartly dressed, with a long-sleeved top.
Investigating officer, DC Sasha Monck, investigating officer, said: “We have had a few reports of burglaries in this area. We are in the process of investigating each incident and are not necessarily linking them at this stage, but I am very keen to hear from anybody who may recognise the description of the offender or who has any information at all.
"I believe the burglar preyed on a man he recognised to be vulnerable and we are taking this incident extremely seriously.”
Anybody with information is asked to call DC Monck on 01634 792166. Alternatively, call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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