Police release e-fit of Eastbourne con man who burgled a 102-year-old man

Police e-fit
Police e-fit

Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglar preyed on a 102-year-old man in Eastbourne.

The man tricked the victim into letting him into his home in Selmeston Road by saying he had come around for a chat at about 4pm on Tuesday December 10.

After getting into the home he asked to use the toilet but then left the property.

The victim then discovered that his wallet was missing, containing about £200.

The thief was white, athletically built and with a sharp nose and short dark hair. He had a waist-length zipped-up jacket, trousers and white sports shoes.

Detective Constable Sean Stapley, of East Sussex CID, said, “The thief abused the trusting nature of the victim to con his way into his home and steal his money.

“I would appeal to anyone in the community who can help to contact us so that we can bring this man to justice.

“Hopefully someone saw the man in Selmeston Road on Tuesday or the days beforehand or will recognise him from the e-fit.

“He may have targeted other vulnerable people in the past and could claim more victims unless we arrest him.

“I am determined that we will catch him but we need the public’s help.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1074 of 10/12, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.