Police release e-fit image of suspect after elderly woman is targeted in distraction burglary in Haverhill

Suffolk police has released an e-fit image of a man they wish to speak to after an elderly woman was

Suffolk police has released an e-fit image of a man they wish to speak to after an elderly woman was targeted in a distraction burglary in Haverhill. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE - Credit: Archant

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to following a distraction burglary in Haverhill.

Officers were called to a house in Sorrell Walk after receiving reports an elderly woman has been targeted by thieves.

On Wednesday November 8, around early to mid afternoon, the victim received a call at the door from a man claiming there was a water leak.

He asked to come in so he could access the kitchen tap to allow dye to run through it.

While the victim spoke to the suspect, it is thought another suspect sneaked upstairs and stole a quantity of jewellery concealed in a Sainsbury’s shopping bag.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his late 40s, around 5ft 10ins tall and of medium build.

He wore a dark grey half-length jacket, dark trousers and a dark hat with a peak.

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He is also described as having dark stubble on his face, a distinctive scar from his right nostril to the middle of his lip and spoke with a northern accent.

If you recognise him or if you have any information which may help with inquiries, please contact West CID at Suffolk Police on 101 and quoting crime reference number 72255/17.

Advice from police on how to deal with cold callers and how to keep yourself safe at home can be viewed here.