Police have released a computer generated image (shown above) of a man they would like to identify

Police are calling for public assistance and video evidence following an incident where a man, posing as a police officer, allegedly attempted to burgle the home of an elderly woman in Tunbridge Wells.

The event occurred at approximately 5 pm on Thursday, April 11, 2024, in Eridge Road, close to Broadwater Lane. The 90-year-old resident discovered the intruder on the upper floor after she came back inside from her front garden.

Upon being challenged, the suspect reportedly identified himself as a police officer before exiting the premises without taking anything. Efforts are now underway to locate and identify the individual in question. Described as a white male, about 5 feet 5 inches in height, with a medium build and short, dark hair, he is believed to be in his 30s and possibly missing an upper front tooth. At the time of the alleged burglary, he was seen wearing dark trousers and a white, short-sleeved, round-neck t-shirt, which appeared to be dirty.

Residents in the vicinity with doorbell or security cameras are encouraged to review their recordings for any significant footage. Likewise, motorists who were in the area at the time are requested to examine their dashcam footage. Those with any information that could aid in the investigation are urged to contact the West Kent appeals line at 01622 604100, citing the case number 46/58816/24. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously through Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111 or submitting details via the online form on their website.

By Ed

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