E-fit of suspected Surrey distraction burglar released

E-fit of Banstead distraction burglar
Image caption The man is described as white, 40-years-old, of medium build and 5ft 7in tall

An e-fit of a suspected distraction burglar who is believed to have targeted elderly people at a block of flats in Surrey has been released.

Surrey Police said a man entered the homes of two women in Sutton Lane, Banstead, on Friday evening.

The first woman, 89, had £80 stolen after a man entered her flat claiming to have returned her handbag.

The second woman, 87, asked a man to leave her flat before anything was stolen.

He had previously told the woman that he and a friend had apprehended two men who had stolen money from her.

Both women saw the burglar in the company of another man as he was leaving.

Police said a locked communal door had been forced open to gain access to the block of flats and both women had left the front doors of their flats unlocked.

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