Help trace crook who burgled man, 56, in Leigh

Do you know this man?

Do you know this man?

First published in News

HAVE you seen this man?

Police have released an e-fit of a man they want to identify in connection with a distraction burglary in Leigh.

The suspect called at a house in Glendale Gardens between 8am and 2pm on December 18 claiming to be from a gas company and that he needed to read the metre.

Two days later, the 56-year-old male victim realised that four watches that had been in his dining room had been taken.

The items taken were a men’s Omega silver metal watch with a black face, a men’s Omega silver metal watch with a blue face, a men’s Tag Heuer watch with a black leather strap and a round face with silver edging, and a men’s Tag Heuer watch with a square black face with silver edging.

DC Shelley Utley, of Southend CID, said: "This man was extremely convincing and had also shown a fake identity card to get into the house. But checks with the victim’s gas provider have confirmed that they did not have anyone calling at his address on the day in question.

"The suspect is described as white, aged around 40, 5ft 9in tall, with a shaved head or very closely cropped hair. He was wearing a dark navy jacket and trousers. Anyone who recognises the man in the e-fit or who has any other information which could assist our enquiries can call me at Southend Police Station on 101.”

People can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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4:04pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Expat Of says...

What is the relevance of the "56" year old victims age? 56 is hardly old!
What is the relevance of the "56" year old victims age? 56 is hardly old! Expat Of
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4:09pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Royr says...

metre/meter
metre/meter Royr
  • Score: 16

7:58pm Sun 23 Feb 14

tophat27dt says...

He's not cropped..he's totall bald!
He's not cropped..he's totall bald! tophat27dt
  • Score: 4

9:03pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Eric the Red says...

Royr wrote:
metre/meter
He read it as reading 39.37 inches.
[quote][p][bold]Royr[/bold] wrote: metre/meter[/p][/quote]He read it as reading 39.37 inches. Eric the Red
  • Score: 5

10:07pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Almeda11 says...

Expat Of wrote:
What is the relevance of the "56" year old victims age? 56 is hardly old!
You sound a bit defensives, as though you believe the article was implying he is old, which of course 56 is not.
They were simply giving out his age, as information, as they often do with people of all ages, from a baby to a 90 plus year old.
l can`t see anything wrong with it.
[quote][p][bold]Expat Of[/bold] wrote: What is the relevance of the "56" year old victims age? 56 is hardly old![/p][/quote]You sound a bit defensives, as though you believe the article was implying he is old, which of course 56 is not. They were simply giving out his age, as information, as they often do with people of all ages, from a baby to a 90 plus year old. l can`t see anything wrong with it. Almeda11
  • Score: 1

10:09pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Almeda11 says...

Expat Of wrote:
What is the relevance of the "56" year old victims age? 56 is hardly old!
Meant " defensive"
[quote][p][bold]Expat Of[/bold] wrote: What is the relevance of the "56" year old victims age? 56 is hardly old![/p][/quote]Meant " defensive" Almeda11
  • Score: 0

10:20pm Sun 23 Feb 14

echoforum says...

I'm 52 and I'm old and knackered!!!!!!!!
I'm 52 and I'm old and knackered!!!!!!!! echoforum
  • Score: 2

6:28am Mon 24 Feb 14

Fu5ck The Police says...

Expat Of wrote:
What is the relevance of the "56" year old victims age? 56 is hardly old!
56 is old. Anything over 50 is old.
[quote][p][bold]Expat Of[/bold] wrote: What is the relevance of the "56" year old victims age? 56 is hardly old![/p][/quote]56 is old. Anything over 50 is old. Fu5ck The Police
  • Score: -6

5:39pm Mon 24 Feb 14

runwellian says...

Almeda11 wrote:
Expat Of wrote:
What is the relevance of the "56" year old victims age? 56 is hardly old!
You sound a bit defensives, as though you believe the article was implying he is old, which of course 56 is not.
They were simply giving out his age, as information, as they often do with people of all ages, from a baby to a 90 plus year old.
l can`t see anything wrong with it.
Why do they have to give anyones age, a man was robbed ... full stop!

I never allow anyone in my home unless someone is with me, not always possible I know. You can check that these folk are legitimate with a quick phone call, worth the effort and a deterrent as words spreads.

Why did it take two days to realise the items were missing?

Strange how we open our doors to anyone and trust them to be who they claim to be!

Don't answer the door after dark
Don't allow anyone in your home without checking.
Always make sure you have a chain on the door before opening it!

If in doubt. call the police!
[quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Expat Of[/bold] wrote: What is the relevance of the "56" year old victims age? 56 is hardly old![/p][/quote]You sound a bit defensives, as though you believe the article was implying he is old, which of course 56 is not. They were simply giving out his age, as information, as they often do with people of all ages, from a baby to a 90 plus year old. l can`t see anything wrong with it.[/p][/quote]Why do they have to give anyones age, a man was robbed ... full stop! I never allow anyone in my home unless someone is with me, not always possible I know. You can check that these folk are legitimate with a quick phone call, worth the effort and a deterrent as words spreads. Why did it take two days to realise the items were missing? Strange how we open our doors to anyone and trust them to be who they claim to be! Don't answer the door after dark Don't allow anyone in your home without checking. Always make sure you have a chain on the door before opening it! If in doubt. call the police! runwellian
  • Score: 1

10:16pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Almeda11 says...

echoforum wrote:
I'm 52 and I'm old and knackered!!!!!!!!
Rubbish!! l`m 67 and still cycle, also walk to Sainsburys and back 2 or 3 times a week, about 2 --1/2 miles in total. With regular walking or cycling it is possible to stay fit well into the 70`s, hopefully well beyond that, and on the continent it`s usual !!
[quote][p][bold]echoforum[/bold] wrote: I'm 52 and I'm old and knackered!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Rubbish!! l`m 67 and still cycle, also walk to Sainsburys and back 2 or 3 times a week, about 2 --1/2 miles in total. With regular walking or cycling it is possible to stay fit well into the 70`s, hopefully well beyond that, and on the continent it`s usual !! Almeda11
  • Score: 1

10:22pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Almeda11 says...

Fu5ck The Police wrote:
Expat Of wrote: What is the relevance of the "56" year old victims age? 56 is hardly old!
56 is old. Anything over 50 is old.
Maybe if you`re 16 !! l also thought the same when l was a teenager, but the older you get, everyone else seems very young.
But at 67, l don`t consider myself old, but getting there.
Age is a state of mind as much as anything, as most other things are.
[quote][p][bold]Fu5ck The Police[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Expat Of[/bold] wrote: What is the relevance of the "56" year old victims age? 56 is hardly old![/p][/quote]56 is old. Anything over 50 is old.[/p][/quote]Maybe if you`re 16 !! l also thought the same when l was a teenager, but the older you get, everyone else seems very young. But at 67, l don`t consider myself old, but getting there. Age is a state of mind as much as anything, as most other things are. Almeda11
  • Score: 1

10:36pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Almeda11 says...

runwellian wrote:
Almeda11 wrote:
Expat Of wrote: What is the relevance of the "56" year old victims age? 56 is hardly old!
You sound a bit defensives, as though you believe the article was implying he is old, which of course 56 is not. They were simply giving out his age, as information, as they often do with people of all ages, from a baby to a 90 plus year old. l can`t see anything wrong with it.
Why do they have to give anyones age, a man was robbed ... full stop! I never allow anyone in my home unless someone is with me, not always possible I know. You can check that these folk are legitimate with a quick phone call, worth the effort and a deterrent as words spreads. Why did it take two days to realise the items were missing? Strange how we open our doors to anyone and trust them to be who they claim to be! Don't answer the door after dark Don't allow anyone in your home without checking. Always make sure you have a chain on the door before opening it! If in doubt. call the police!
" Why do they have to give anyone`s age" Well, WHY NOT? Too little information and people whinge and moan, then when they do something as inoffensive as mention peoples` age, some people still whinge and moan, fact is some people are never satisfied!!

But, l would never let anyone into my home who l didn`t know, that`s just common sense, and would NEVER give my bank details to anyone over the phone either, l`m always amazed when people do.
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Expat Of[/bold] wrote: What is the relevance of the "56" year old victims age? 56 is hardly old![/p][/quote]You sound a bit defensives, as though you believe the article was implying he is old, which of course 56 is not. They were simply giving out his age, as information, as they often do with people of all ages, from a baby to a 90 plus year old. l can`t see anything wrong with it.[/p][/quote]Why do they have to give anyones age, a man was robbed ... full stop! I never allow anyone in my home unless someone is with me, not always possible I know. You can check that these folk are legitimate with a quick phone call, worth the effort and a deterrent as words spreads. Why did it take two days to realise the items were missing? Strange how we open our doors to anyone and trust them to be who they claim to be! Don't answer the door after dark Don't allow anyone in your home without checking. Always make sure you have a chain on the door before opening it! If in doubt. call the police![/p][/quote]" Why do they have to give anyone`s age" Well, WHY NOT? Too little information and people whinge and moan, then when they do something as inoffensive as mention peoples` age, some people still whinge and moan, fact is some people are never satisfied!! But, l would never let anyone into my home who l didn`t know, that`s just common sense, and would NEVER give my bank details to anyone over the phone either, l`m always amazed when people do. Almeda11
  • Score: 2

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