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Gold Watch Stolen In Distraction Burglary

E-FIT re burglary at Victoria Street

2:44pm 23rd August 2013
(Updated 2:45pm 23rd August 2013)

An 82 year old woman's fallen victim to a distration burglary in Weymouth.

Police have issued an E-fit of the man they're looking for following an incident in Victoria Street in Melcome Regis.

The incident happened between 11 and 11.15 on Thursday August the 8th when the man called pretending to be from a company which services mobility scooters.

He distracted his victim by asking her to find paperwork and made off with 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."

No arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 09:138. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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