Do you recognise man suspected of burgling Brighton pensioner?

Posted On 14 Apr 2014 at 4:26 pm

A 92-year-old Brighton woman was burgled and had more than £1,000 cash stolen from her handbag.

Today (Monday 14 April) Sussex Police published an image of the man suspected of stealing her money.

A man called at the woman’s flat in Lustrells Vale, Saltdean, at 1pm on Friday 3 April.

She promptly shut the door on him but a short while later she went back to the door and found it open.

Wanted Saltdean burglar 201404More than £1,000 had been taken from her handbag in the flat.

The suspect was described as white, about 6ft 2in tall and bald.

He was wearing dark clothing including a buttoned up coat.

Detective Constable Richard Valder-Davis, of the Brighton Priority Crime Team, said: “This was a despicable theft in which an elderly lady was preyed upon.

“If you saw this man in the area that afternoon, perhaps with a vehicle, or have any other information, please call us.”

Anyone with information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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