Disabled victim of Dartford distraction burglary says burglar had child accomplice

PUBLISHED: 14:39 19 June 2013 | UPDATED: 14:39 19 June 2013

An e-fit of the man Kent Police want to talk to in connection with a distraction burglary in Dartford

An e-fit of the man Kent Police want to talk to in connection with a distraction burglary in Dartford


An elderly disabled man was targeted by distraction burglars in Dartford and police are appealing for information.

Detectives have released a computer generated image of a man they think might be able to help them with their enquiries.

One of the suspects is a boy between nine and 11 years of age, who knocked on the 62-year-old victim’s door in Wyvern Close around noon on June 7.

The child asked if he could access the back garden of the property to retrieve a toy. After searching the garden with the child, both the homeowner and the boy re-entered the property.

The victim then went upstairs where he discovered a man in his bedroom rifling through his belongings. He shouted at the man and the child who then left the property. Items including a Rotary Monza watch and £400 in cash were stolen.

The adult suspect is described as being white, aged between 35 and 40 and of stocky build. He has brown hair, was around 5ft 8in and was wearing a white t-shirt and dark trousers.

Anyone with any information about this incident, or who can identify the man pictured, is asked to contact DC Murray Tester at Kent Police on 101, quoting crime reference XY/017337/13.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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