Police are looking for a man who posed as a smoke alarm checker and stole money from a Teynham resident.

    The incident happened on Monday 3 July 2023, when the man visited a home in Station Road and asked to inspect the smoke alarms.

    The resident let him in, but later discovered that some cash was missing. Detectives have released a CCTV image of the suspect and are appealing for anyone who recognises him to come forward.

    Burglary appeal DESKTOP
    Do you recognise this man?

    Detectives investigating two reported burglaries in Teynham have released a CCTV image.

    On Monday 3 July 2023, a man called at an address in Station Road and advised the resident he was there to check the smoke alarms.

    He was allowed into the address and, after he left, the occupant found a quantity of cash was missing.

    Purse stolen

    On the same day, a pensioner also living in Station Road, was visited by a man who said he had been sent to check the electrics at the premises. Once the man had left the victim found their purse had been stolen.

    Detective Constable Emma Laimbeer, of the Kent Crime Squad, said: ‘We have been investigating these incidents, including the examination of CCTV footage in the area, and are now able to release an image of a man we would like to identify.

    ‘We are urging anybody who recognises the person or has information that may assist our enquiries to contact our appeal line.’

    Can you help?

    Anyone with information is urged to contact Kent Police on 01795 419119, quoting crime reference 46/118895/23.

    You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form on their website.

      By Ed

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