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York Police Issue E-Fit of Acomb Burglary Suspect

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2:42pm 17th January 2014

Detectives have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to trace in connection with a distraction burglary in York.

At around 7am on Monday 6 January 2014, the victim a 66-year-old man, was letting his dog out into the back garden of his home on Baildon Close, in Acomb, when he heard a knock at his front door.

He went to answer the front door leaving the back door open for his dog. When he returned inside he was confronted in his living room by a man who demanded money from him.

The man took a sum of cash from the table in the victim’s lounge and a Patek Phillipe watch, which has a square face and a shiny black strap, before leaving via the back door.

The man was of eastern European appearance, aged between 27 and 30-years-old, around 5ft 9in tall with a stocky build, a fat face and dark, cropped hair with sideburns. He was wearing glasses and spoke with an eastern European accent.

Officers are appealing to anyone who recognises the man or saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident to get in touch with information.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for PC Gemma Churchward or York CID.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to gemma.churchward@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12140002754 when passing information about this incident.

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