£400 Seiko watch stolen from good-hearted Herne Bay resident

Contributed by editor on Feb 14, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Police are warning people to be on their guard after a distraction burglary was reported in Herne Bay.



Seiko watch stolen

The incident is said to have taken place at an address in Mortimer Street between 5.30am and 5.45am on Sunday 12 February.

Detective Sergeant Richard Allen said: ‘A man knocked on the door and claimed he had been involved in a motorbike collision. The occupant let him in and offered him a drink. It was only after he had gone that the occupant noticed a Seiko diver’s watch worth £400 had gone.’

The man was described as white, of a slim build, about 5ft 10in tall and aged between 25 and 30. He had brown hair and was unshaven and was wearing a blue jacket and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Stay vigilant

Detective Sergeant Allen urged people to be vigilant and to always check the identity of anyone at their door.

‘Don’t be afraid to turn people away and please look out for elderly and vulnerable neighbours and relatives,’ he said.

Police would also like to hear from anyone who recognises the man’s description or who has information about the incident.


If you can help, please phone Kent Police on 01843 222289 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting reference number ZY/5659/17.

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