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Burglar caught in the act in Gravesend home escaped with jewellery box

PUBLISHED: 17:18 20 July 2016 | UPDATED: 17:18 20 July 2016

An efit released following the incident

An efit released following the incident

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Officers have released an e-fit of a suspect

Police are investigating a burglary in Gravesend where the victim got home to find a man standing in his living room.

The incident took place at a flat in Windmill Street on Saturday, July 9.

The victim had returned home at around 2pm that afternoon, when he discovered the burglar.

He escaped through a window and was chased up the road, but turned right into Sheppy Place and was able to get away.

Upon returning home, the victim found a jewellery box containing a number of items had gone missing.

Police have created a computer-generated image of the man, who is described as white, in his mid-20s, about 5ft 5in and of slim build.

He was unshaven and was wearing a white baseball cap, white shorts, black trainers and a red coat with a hood.

Anyone with information is urged to call the appeal line on 01474 366149 quoting reference XY/26530/16.

Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

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