By Rob George 25/06 Updated: 26/06 12:04
POLICE in Droitwich have issued an E-fit of a man they wish to trace in connection with a distraction burglary on The Dale last month.
The image was released just over three weeks after the raid on May 30 which saw a woman in her 70s approached by a man who claimed he was from the water board.
He entered the property and asked her to run the bath and keep her hands on the taps, leaving him alone in other areas of the
house for around ten minutes.
It was only after the man left the elderly woman discovered he had taken £190 from her purse. She has been reimbursed for her loss thanks to the Police Community Fund.
Detective Constable Pete Ryland from Worcester CID said: "The Fund is a small charity largely made up of voluntary contributions from the salaries of officers and staff.
"It provides help to victims of crime in hardship cases and also makes contributions towards community projects.
"I am pleased that we have been able to help the victim in this way but the offender is still outstanding and needs to be brought to justice.
"We are releasing this e-fit of a man who was seen in the area in the time leading up to the burglary.
"He may have vital information about the incident so if you know or think you know who this man is, then please contact us as soon as possible," he added.
Anyone with information about this incident can call Det Con Ryland on 0300 333 3000, quoting 724S 310512 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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