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Thief steals gold watch from Weymouth pensioner
2:35pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
DO YOU know this man?
Officers in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and information after a burglary in the Melcombe Regis area of Weymouth.
And they have released this e-fit of the man responsible for the burglary at a property on Victoria Street.
A man went to the address and was invited inside by the victim, an 82-year-old woman, after he claimed to be from a company which services mobility scooters.
Having gained entry, the thief distracted the victim by asking for the paperwork related to her scooter and stole a gold watch.
PC Andy Dickinson, of Weymouth police, said: “Following extensive enquiries, I am now able to release an e-fit of the man responsible, and I am appealing for anyone who recognises him to contact Dorset Police as soon as possible.
“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the offender talking to the victim at her doorstep or saw a man acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the incident to get in touch.
“It’s believed the offender walked through the residents’ car park in order to get to the victim’s property, which is accessed from Chelmsford Street.
“He is described as a white man, aged around 35, five feet five inches tall and of slim build. He was clean shaven, had straight fair hair and was wearing a red collared short sleeved shirt, black trousers and trainers.”
The burglary happened between 11am and 11.15am on Thursday August 8.
Police have just released details.
No arrests have been made.
Witnesses and anyone with information can call the on 101 quoting incident number 09:138.
Or call Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111
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