Bogus researcher burgles Brighton flat

Posted On 26 Mar 2015 at 2:56 pm

A man posing as a researcher is thought to have stolen property from a flat in Bloomsbury Place, off St George’s Road, Brighton, on Monday.

Bloomsbury PlaceThe suspect called at the door at 7.30am and asked the occupier a series of questions, claiming to be from a youth project

Between an hour and an hour-and-a-half later he returned and managed to get into the flat, threatening the woman living there before stealing a camera, cash, bank cards and a laptop computer, which he placed in a black rucksack bearing the logo Speech Radio 4.

The suspect is a black man, 5ft 10in, in his early 30s, and with a dark beard on the underside of his chin. He was wearing a grey hooded top and dark jacket.

Detective Constable Sarah Townsend, of Brighton CID, said: ” If you live in the St George’s Road are and had a man knock on your door early on Monday morning, or you are able to provide information abouut this or any similar incident that’s happened recently, please get in touch.”

Anyone able to help should email or phone 101, quoting serial 459 of 23/3. Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave a name on 0800 555 111.

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