Essex Police release e-fit over distraction burglary in Basildon

The man in the e-fit is described is aged 26 to 27 and around 5ft 8in tall Credit: Essex Police

Detectives investigating a distraction burglary at a flat in Basildon want to hear from anyone who recognises an e-fit of this suspect.

Two men tricked their way into the home of a 58-year-old victim after calling at the flat on Tuesday 12th August.

The suspects told the resident they were investigating a leak from the flat above and needed to check his flat for leaks and his water pressure.

Both men then entered the flat and the first man took the victim into the kitchen to check the taps while the second man searched the bedrooms.

On this occasion it appears that nothing was stolen but we have established that these men were not legitimate tradesmen and I would urge all householders to be wary of letting anyone into their homes who cannot provide bona fide identification

– DC Nick May, Essex Police

The man in the e-fit is described as a white man, aged 26 to 27, around 5ft 8in to 5ft 9in tall, with short dark, straight, tidy brown hair. He was wearing a black jacket and brown trousers.

The second suspect is described as a white man, with a tanned complexion, aged in his early 30s, and of medium build. He had dark, spiked up hair and was wearing a pink shirt, a light coloured tie, grey trousers, and black shoes.