Burglar tricks his way in 102-year-old's home and steals £200

The Argus: Burglar tricks his way in 102-year-old's home and steals £200 Burglar tricks his way in 102-year-old's home and steals £200

A burglar tricked his way into the home of a 102-year-old man.

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

He asked to use the toilet but then left the property.

The victim then discovered that his wallet was missing and about £200 had gone.

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 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

Comments (6)

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2:34pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Brighton Living says...

Scum Bag!
Scum Bag! Brighton Living

3:38pm Thu 19 Dec 13

The Prophet of Doom says...

That's a bit of an effeminate face.
That's a bit of an effeminate face. The Prophet of Doom

3:45pm Thu 19 Dec 13

lindaf says...

What kind of disgusting pond life he must be...
What kind of disgusting pond life he must be... lindaf

4:52pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Therapist says...

We need one of those stories where a thug tries to rob an ex army boxing champion and get's KO'd to balance this out now.
We need one of those stories where a thug tries to rob an ex army boxing champion and get's KO'd to balance this out now. Therapist

6:16pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Withdean-er says...

Police are looking for a cross between Action Man & a shop mannequin .... going by the image.
Police are looking for a cross between Action Man & a shop mannequin .... going by the image. Withdean-er

11:27pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Take it Personally says...

what a scumfcuk
what a scumfcuk Take it Personally

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