Elderly Rayleigh woman victim to distraction burglary

Echo: Police want to speak this man in connection with a distraction burglary Police want to speak this man in connection with a distraction burglary

COPS want to trace this man in connection with a burglary in Rayleigh where two men tricked their way in to an elderly woman’s home.

At 1.30pm on November 25, two men called at an address in Queens Road, Rayleigh, purporting to be from the local council to fix the fence.

One suspect distracted the elderly woman in her back garden while the other stole items including a gold Accurist watch, four rings, a red leather card holder, debit cards and around £300 in cash.

Police are asking for members of the public to have a look at the efit and let them know whether they can put a name to the face.

Anyone with information should contact Pc Keith Draycott at Southend CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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11:49am Thu 5 Dec 13

InTheKnowOk says...

Come and trick your way into my gaff, I'm looking forward to a good old knees up ...
Come and trick your way into my gaff, I'm looking forward to a good old knees up ... InTheKnowOk

12:40pm Thu 5 Dec 13

I-say-you-say says...

And please, please, please make sure that any elderly or vulnerable people you know check for identification BEFORE letting anyone anywhere near their home!
And please, please, please make sure that any elderly or vulnerable people you know check for identification BEFORE letting anyone anywhere near their home! I-say-you-say

2:00pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Kim Gandy says...

I-say-you-say wrote:
And please, please, please make sure that any elderly or vulnerable people you know check for identification BEFORE letting anyone anywhere near their home!
But they don't. They come from a generation where it was OK to leave your front door unlocked because all that would happen was that if you were out and it was raining, your neighbour would take your washing in for you.

Those days are long gone.
[quote][p][bold]I-say-you-say[/bold] wrote: And please, please, please make sure that any elderly or vulnerable people you know check for identification BEFORE letting anyone anywhere near their home![/p][/quote]But they don't. They come from a generation where it was OK to leave your front door unlocked because all that would happen was that if you were out and it was raining, your neighbour would take your washing in for you. Those days are long gone. Kim Gandy

4:11pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Tich25 says...

Well for once I agree with Kim Gandy I know for a fact that very few people challenge anybody saying they are from the Council even if they are working for the Council they should have ID. If in doubt ring the Council and check them out, Neither the workers or Council will mind
Well for once I agree with Kim Gandy I know for a fact that very few people challenge anybody saying they are from the Council even if they are working for the Council they should have ID. If in doubt ring the Council and check them out, Neither the workers or Council will mind Tich25

8:12pm Thu 5 Dec 13

My Britain says...

Poor old lady, so much of this going on now more then ever, so many low life about, but what can be done, where these king of people don't care, I think in time people would have had enough!!! And take the law into there own hands.
Poor old lady, so much of this going on now more then ever, so many low life about, but what can be done, where these king of people don't care, I think in time people would have had enough!!! And take the law into there own hands. My Britain

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