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St Mary's Bay: E-fit of man released following distraction burglary by men posing as Trading Standards representatives

By Victoria Chessum

Detectives investigating a report of a distraction burglary have released an e-fit image of man they would like to speak to.

Two men are reported to have called on a ground floor flat in Cedar Crescent in St Mary's Bay between 1.10pm and 1.20pm on Thursday, July 7, claiming to be from Trading Standards.

They said they wanted to discuss installing CCTV.

The e-fit, released by police
The e-fit, released by police

The occupant was reluctant to let them in the front door so told them to go around to the back of the flat.

One of the men did and the discussion about CCTV continued.

It wasn’t until the man left that the man discovered his bedroom had been searched and a box of cash had been stolen.

The first man is described as white, clean-shaven, about 6ft 1, aged between 40 and 45 with short, dark brown, straight hair.

He was wearing a black jacket, jeans and green canvas trainer-type boots and spoke with an Irish accent.

The second man is described as white, clean-shaven, about 5ft 6 with black, straight, collar-length hair.

He was wearing a black waterproof jacket, jeans and black shoes.

Investigating officer det cons Dennis Webster is keen to hear from anyone who saw the two men in the area that afternoon.

He said: "We are also appealing for anyone who recognises this image to contact us."

Phone Kent Police on 01843 222289 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting reference number ZY/22825/16.

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