Contact: Detective Constable Phil Jones at Aberdare Police Station via 101 or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and quote reference 62130333988
Police have released an E-Fit in the hope it will identify a suspect involved in a distraction burglary in Landare, Aberdare on Sunday, October 19th
At around 12:30pm, the 90 year-old victim answered the door to an unknown man who offered to do work on a damaged driveway.
The elderly man was enticed out of his house in Sycamore Close to inspect damage that he was told needed urgent repair.
As he was distracted, another man entered the victim’s house and stole a significant amount of cash.
The man is described as being in his mid 40s, around 5ft 6, and was well built with ‘rounded’ shoulders. He had a pale complexion, was clean shaven and had bushy hair that was greying on the side.
At the time of the incident he was dressed distinctively, wearing a ‘dai cap’, a single-breasted tweed-type jacket, and a dark silk scarf which was tucked into a navy pullover.
Officers believe a tall, slim man wearing blue overalls who was in the street at the time may be able to help the investigation.
DC Phil Jones, said:
“Two people have taken advantage of this vulnerable, elderly man whose trust has been totally abused.
“The community can help convict them. One of the men is very distinctive and we know somebody will recognise him from the description. We’d also like to hear from anyone who thinks they saw them in the area at the time”
Anyone who thinks they can identify the suspect from the E-Fit is urged to call South Wales Police.
DC Jones added:
“From past experience we also know these types o f incidents happen in clusters so the public are also urged to be vigilant at this time and to report anything suspicious.”
People with information can contact Detective Constable Phil Jones at Aberdare Police Station via 101 or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.