E-fit released of Peasmarsh robber


Police have released an e-fit of a man wanted in connection with a robbery in Peasmarsh.

A teenage boy came face-to-face with the intruder during the break-in in Main Street, which happened shortly before 9.30am on Friday (January 29).

The 14-year-old heard a window smash and phoned his father, who subsequently called police.

The boy remained in his bedroom, and shortly afterwards the intruder entered the room and told the boy to stay put.

It is believed the suspect gained entry to the house via a rear window and stole a number of items, including jewellery and men’s aftershave.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 30, over 6” tall and of medium build.

He had brown stubble and brown hair with a fringe over the forehead, and had a deep voice with a local accent.

He wore a black hoody with the hood up, partially covering his face, heavy boots and white plastic gloves, and carried a brown holdall bag.

Shortly before the incident, neighbours witnessed a dark 4x4 driving nearby, which police believe may be linked to the robbery.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 1255 of 02/02.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).

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