E-fit released by Kent Police over burglaries

E-fit of wanted man
Image caption Police have released an e-fit of a man they want to trace

An e-fit of a man police want to talk to in connection with eight distraction burglaries in Kent has been released.

Police believe the burglaries, which have targeted elderly and vulnerable people in the Gravesend area over the past month, are linked.

The male offender tricked the victims by claiming to work for an electricity company to gain access to their homes and then search their rooms.

While inside he stole cash and jewellery.

Kent Police said they had also received "many" reports from people who became suspicious when the man tried to access their homes but failed.

Det Con Richard Olley, who is investigating the series of burglaries, said: "As he [the burglar] pretends to check the electricity sockets in the rooms of the house, he then steals items of property such as purses, cash and jewellery."

The suspect is described as a man aged between 20 and 30, who speaks poor English, is about 5ft 7in tall and occasionally wears a high-visibility jacket.

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