E-fit released after Weston-super-Mare distraction burglary

PUBLISHED: 11:45 04 July 2016 | UPDATED: 15:35 04 July 2016

Police have released an e-fit of a man they wish to speak to in relation to the incident.

Police have released an e-fit of a man they wish to speak to in relation to the incident.

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary is appealing for information after two men forced their way into a Weston-super-Mare home and stole a woman’s handbag during a distraction burglary.

The incident took place when a man knocked on the front door of a house in Becket Road, Worle, at about 3pm on May 6.

He told the victim – a woman in her 50s – he was lost and needed directions, but forced his way inside the property when the victim started to close the door.

The victim then realised a second man was also in her home and she managed to grab him while the first man ran off. The second man then pushed the victim away using her walking stick, before also running away.

The woman quickly realised her handbag was missing, which was later found discarded nearby, minus her purse.

Police have described the first suspect as being tanned and aged in his 30s, with short dark hair and a clean-shaven face. He spoke with a broken English accent and was wearing a purple T-shirt, with a brown logo on the front, along with dark trousers or jeans.

The second suspect – depicted in an E-fit photo released by officers – is said to be white, with short blonde hair, and was wearing a blue or green T-shirt with a white chequered logo, dark trousers and white-soled trainers. He was also wearing a single white glove on his left hand, which had a mesh or net backing.

Anyone with information should contact police now on 101 and quote crime number 5216097925.


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