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Clacton: E-fit issued in search for thieves who posed as water board officials

PUBLISHED: 10:18 01 March 2014 | UPDATED: 10:18 01 March 2014

An e-fit image of a man suspected of being involved in a distraction burglary in Clacton

An e-fit image of a man suspected of being involved in a distraction burglary in Clacton

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Police have issued an e-fit image of a man suspected of being involved in a distraction burglary in Clacton where two men claimed to be from Anglia Water.

The men called at a house, in Hayes Road, between 2pm and 2.30pm on Tuesday, February 18, claiming to need to check the water pressure.

While they were there they distracted the residents, a woman in her 20s, and stole a large quantity of jewellery worth a four-figure sum.

The man in the e-fit is described as white, around 6ft tall, of skinny build and aged in his mid-40s. He was well spoken with a deep voice. He wore a yellow hard hat, fluorescent yellow jacket which was thigh-length, blue jeans and black shoes.

The second was white, around 5ft 9in tall and of stocky build. He had dark black hair and stubble around his face. He was also believed to be aged in his mid 40s. He wore black shoes, smart black trousers and a black smart looking coat with a white shirt or t-shirt beneath.

Both men were wearing a silver chain around their necks which had a laminated white piece of card attached which read “Anglia Water”.

Residents are being urged to be vigilant and check identification. If in doubt contact the company who will be happy to confirm if the people calling are legitimate.

Anyone with information, or anyone who can identify the man in the Efit, should contact Dc Lou Nellist at Clacton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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