Police Seek Man Alleged to Have Robbed Pensioner’s Home


Reading Police are seeking a man who posed as a plumber to gain access into a pensioner’s Southcote home. The man gained entry by claiming to be from the “water board.”

After he left the householder realised he was missing cash, old military discharge papers, a silver cigarette box and six campaign medals.

The suspect is 5ft 8ins, slightly heavy build, broad around the shoulders, with black wavy hair. He is in his mid-thirties and possibly spoke with a northern accent. He was wearing blue and brown faded trousers and what looked like a leather jacket.

Det Con Tony Tuson, from Reading police station, said: “This was a cowardly theft committed against a vulnerable elderly man and I am appealing for anyone who was in the area who noticed any suspicious activity at the time of the incident or anyone who recognises the E-fit of the man we would like to speak to, to come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Tuson on 08458 505 505 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

August 22, 2011 |

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