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E-fits released after distraction burglary in Dippers Close

By KentOnline reporter

Police investigating a distraction burglary targeting a woman in her 80s have released two computer generated images of men they would like to identify.

The victim arrived home in Dippers Close, Kemsing, from a trip to the shops when she was approached at around 1pm yesterday.

She had taken her shopping to the kitchen and left her handbag in the hallway and the front door unlocked.

A computer generated image released after a distraction burglary in Kemsing. Picture: Kent Police
A computer generated image released after a distraction burglary in Kemsing. Picture: Kent Police

The woman then received a knock at the door from a man who offered to clean her gutters, but she declined and shut the door.

Another man was standing at the foot of her driveway.

At 7.40pm two men dressed as police officers knocked on her door and claimed there had been several burglaries in the area and they were checking people's windows and doors for security.

The woman let them in and one man went upstairs while the other checked downstairs.

Fearing he was taking too long upstairs she told him to come down at which point he did carrying a pillow case. Both men then left the property.

The other Kemsing burglary suspect. Picture: Kent Police
The other Kemsing burglary suspect. Picture: Kent Police

The victim later noticed her drawers had been opened and all her jewellery stolen.

She was also alerted by her bank that her bank card had been used several times in the Co-Op in East Peckham, Tonbridge.

Officers also received a report of a similar distraction burglary at 3.30pm in Borough Green on the same day.

In both incidents the men were seen to be in a white van.

Anyone who recognises the men is asked to call police on 01622 604100, quoting 11-1603, or the anonymous Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555 111.

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