New mother disturbs burglars in her home

The e-fit of the man

The e-fit of the man

First published in News

A mother with a new born baby has disturbed a burglar who had broken into her home.

The 26-year-old victim was sleeping with her 14-week-old son when she was woken up by the sound of the intruders forcing her front door open and saw a man climbing her stairs.

The man fled from the house in Barrington Road, Worthing, and escaped.

He was white, about 5' 8" or 5' 9" and in his early twenties. He had short blonde curly hair, was wearing a dark top and was carrying a yellow-handled screwdriver. An efit of him has been produced.

The incident happened on Wednesday August 13 at about 6.30pm. Police have only today released details of the crime.

Sussex Police launched Operation Magpie to tackle burglary across the county.

Detective Constable Pippa Hannard said: "As the man left, the victim heard him talking to someone else so it appears there were at least two people trying to break into the house.

"This must have been a terrifying experience for the victim and we are determined to find those responsible before they do this again.

"Please contact us if you saw or heard anything in the area or if you recognise the man in the efit."

Anyone with information should email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1345 of 13/08, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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6:17pm Tue 19 Aug 14

MasonStorm says...

I hope the burglar wasn't too inconvenienced by the disturbance.
I hope the burglar wasn't too inconvenienced by the disturbance. MasonStorm
  • Score: 8

7:01pm Tue 19 Aug 14

whatsisname says...

looks like a girl lol
looks like a girl lol whatsisname
  • Score: 4

10:38pm Tue 19 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

Have the Police charged the woman with infringing the burglars human rights by scaring him? That's what happens these days.
Have the Police charged the woman with infringing the burglars human rights by scaring him? That's what happens these days. NickBrt
  • Score: 2

12:01am Wed 20 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

I must admit that I thought the picture was of the mother.,
I must admit that I thought the picture was of the mother., notslimjim
  • Score: -3

9:45am Wed 20 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

So if anyone sees a very effeminate man doing a Shirley temple impression that's who to report to police?!
So if anyone sees a very effeminate man doing a Shirley temple impression that's who to report to police?! NickBrt
  • Score: 0

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