Victim conned into letting would-be burglars into his home

Victim conned into letting would-be burglars into his home

Victim conned into letting would-be burglars into his home

First published in South Essex

TWO men tricked their way into a man's home and raided his bedroom.

The pair said they were investigating a leak from a flat above, in Mynchens, Basildon, and entered the 58-year-old's flat.

The first man took the victim into the kitchen to check the taps while the second searched his bedroom.

It happened at just after 1.55pm on Tuesday, August 12.

Police have issued an e-fit of someone they would like to speak to.

Investigating officer DC Nick May said: "On this occasion it appears that nothing was stolen but we have established that these men were not legitimate tradesmen and I would urge all householders to be wary of letting anyone into their homes who cannot provide bona fide identification.

"The man in the e-fit is described as a white man, aged 26 to 27, around 5ft 8in to 5ft 9in tall, with short dark, straight, tidy brown hair.

"He was wearing a black jacket and brown trousers. The second suspect is described as a white man, with a tanned complexion, aged in his early 30s, and of medium build.

"He had dark, spiked up hair and was wearing a pink shirt, light coloured tie, grey trousers, and black shoes."

Anyone has information which could assist the police investigation they are asked to call Basildon CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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